Google removes 17 apps from Play Store | Google has removed 17 Android applications from its official distribution service platform – Play Store. 17 app clowns were infected with malware, also known as bread malware.
Security researchers from Zscaler, a California-based IT security company, identified these malicious apps.
This spyware is designed to steal SMS messages, contact lists and device information, as well as sign up the victim for premium wireless application protocol (WAP) services, ”said Zscaler security researcher Viral Gandhi.
Google removes 17 apps from Play Store | As soon as Google was informed of 17 malicious apps that intended to gain unauthorized access to users’ data, the company’s Android security team took swift action to remove the apps from the Play Store.