Google deleted 29 apps from Google Play
Google has deleted 29 malicious “beauty camera” apps that were sharing pornographic content, particularly in India.
Some of these Android apps have been downloaded millions of times and a large number of the download counts originated from Asia
The apps have now been removed by Google from the Play Store
These apps will push several full-screen ads when users unlock their devices, including malicious ads (such as fraudulent content and pornography).
None of these apps gave any indication that they were the ones behind the ads, thus users might find it difficult to determine where they’re coming from.
Some of these apps redirected to phishing websites that asked the user for personal information, such as addresses and phone numbers.
Furthermore, the camera apps used packers to prevent them from being analysed.