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Android warning: The five worst Google Play Store attacks this year, delete these apps now


Just last month Avast issued an alert about some innocuous-looking apps found on the Google Play Store, which purportedly offer helpful tools for the hit game Minecraft.


Speaking about this threat, Ondrej David, malware analysis team lead at Avast, said: "Scams of this nature take advantage of those who don’t always read the fine print details of every app they download.


In this case, young children are particularly at risk because they may think they are innocently downloading a Minecraft accessory, but not understand or may not pay attention to the details of the service to which they are subscribing."


The discovery of these malicious adware apps was made by the team at White Ops, with these security experts believing a criminal group was behind the threat.


The infamous malware (also known as Joker) has been tracked by Google since early 2017, with the Android makers working hard to identify apps solely createdto spread this malicious code.


However, despite the hard work Google Play Protect is putting in to keep the Bread malware at bay there have been a number of apps that slipped through the net.






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