Google Play app with 500,000 downloads sent user contacts to Russian server

An Android app with more than 500,000 downloads from Google Play has been caught hosting malware that surreptitiously sends users’ contacts to an attacker-controlled server and signs up users to pricey subscriptions, a security firm reported.
The app, named Color Message, was still available on…

Link: Google Play app with 500,000 downloads sent user contacts to Russian server
via arstechnica.com

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