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42 Adware Apps with 8 Million Downloads Traced Back to Vietnamese Student

By Mohit Kumar 25 Oct 2019 at 17:10

Cybersecurity researchers have identified 42 apps on the Google Play Store with a total of more than 8 million downloads, which were initially distributed as legitimate applications but later updated to maliciously display full-screen advertisements to their users. Discovered by ESET security researcher Lukas Stefanko, these adware Android applications were developed by a Vietnamese university student, who easily got tracked likely because he never bothered to hide his identity...

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