New Google Play Store malware highlights disturbing trend of multi-stage Android attacks

Malicious Android apps keep slipping by Play Protect because they don’t contain the malware they use to compromise devices. Instead, they leverage a familiar method that’s new to mobile attacks.

Antivirus software maker ESET has discovered eight more malware-laden apps in the Google Play store.

This is the latest in a string of malware in the official Android app store that seems to be continuing unabated despite the introduction of Google Play Protect, which is meant to block malware from being published in the store.

Source: TechRepublic