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Google purged 1.7K malicious ‘Joker’ apps from the Play Store

January 10, 2020


No, we’re not talking about the movie. Google has removed 1,700 instances of family of billing fraud malware dubbed Bread, but also known as Joker.

The best bit? These Big G says the apps were nixed before users could even download them. The bad news? They still made their way to the Play Store. What’s special about the Bread malware, which Google has been tracking since 2017, is it continued to evolve along with the Play Store’s defensive mechanisms.

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