More Than Half a Billion Android Users Have Installed ‘Fleeceware’ Apps

Security researchers from Sophos say they’ve discovered a new set of “fleeceware” apps that appear to have been downloaded and installed by more than 600 million Android users. From a report: The term fleeceware is a recent addition to the cyber-security jargon. It was coined by UK cyber-security firm Sophos last September following an investigation that discovered a new type of financial fraud on the official Google Play Store.

Link: More Than Half a Billion Android Users Have Installed ‘Fleeceware’ Apps
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