Google Removes Ransomware-Laden App From Play StoreIncident is believed to be first time threat actors have snuck ransomware into Google’s official mobile app store.
Google also has a Google Play App Security Improvement (ASI) program under which it offers guidance to help developers avoid common security pitfalls so their apps cannot be maliciously exploited.
Google has since purged the rogue application from Play Store so it no longer poses a threat to Android users.
Malware previously uploaded to Google Play typically only contained a dropper for downloading the real payload from elsewhere on victim devices.
A ransomware sample that was recently discovered embedded in an Android application on Google Play Store suggests that threat actors may have found a dangerous new way to get extortion malware on mobile devices
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