Google Just Banned 150 Dangerous Android Apps

Google Just Banned 150 Dangerous Android Apps | According to cybersecurity company Avast, 150 Android apps, ranging from camera filters to games, were part of an SMS scam campaign. The fake apps steal money by signing users up for expensive SMS services.

The discovery for these apps was made by cybersecurity firm Avast. As per the report, the apps were downloaded over 10.5 million times across the globe. Moreover, the apps were replicas in structure and functionality albeit stealing users’ money and other confidential data in the background.

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When the malicious app gets installed, the app checks location, IMEI number and phone number to denote the language of choice and country area code. Once the app is opened, the app asks them to enter their phone number or even their email ID to use the app (the garb it portrays).

Google has removed 151 scam SMS apps from its Google Play Store. The apps were part of the UltimaSMS campaign and hidden in the garb of a keyboard, camera filter and other utility-based apps. The apps would sign users for expensive premium SMS services. Google Just Banned 150 Dangerous Android Apps

A list of the apps removed from the Google Play store

  • Ultima Keyboard 3D Pro
  • VideoMixer Editor Pro
  • FX Animate Editor Pro
  • Battery Animation Charge 2021
  • Dynamic HD & 4K Wallpapers
  • RGB Neon HD Keyboard Background
  • AppLock X FREE
  • NewVision Camera
  • Ultra Camera HD
  • Wi-Fi Password Unlock
  • Wi-Fi Around: All Wi-Fi and Hotspots Unlock
  • Colorful Call Screen & Phone Flash
  • Waterdrinker Reminder
  • GT Sports Racing Online
  • Magic Fonts and Keyboard 2021
  • All Language Photo and Voice Translator Al
  • Crime City: Revenge
  • Reface Ultra
  • Projector HD/AR Video Editor
  • LivePhoto Animator
  • Ludo Masterpiece Online
  • Mobile Scanner Pro: PDF Scanner App, Scan to PDF
  • Magic Mix Cut – Super Video Editor
  • Future Scanner FREE 2021
  • Pro Video Downloader 2021
  • AmazeTranslate
  • Football Masters 2021
  • New Body Shape Editor
  • Call Voice Recording 2.0
  • Pro Tuber Ad Blocker for Video
  • Fitness Ultimate 2021
  • Wallpaper XYZ Pro

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