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Malicious “Charger Ransomware” App Discovered on Google Play Store quoting : “Hackread”

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Google Play apps are more discoverableHere’s something that you may not have known about the Google Play and Apple App Stores: when you search for an app, you’re somewhat more likely to find what you’re looking for in the Google Play Store than the Apple App Store.
That question is…In what ways is the Google Play Store better than the Apple App Store?
Do you feel the Google Play Store is actually better than the Apple App Store?
Google Play provides superior informationIt might seem odd to say that the Google Play Store offers more info than the Apple App Store after having just said that both app markets offer virtually the same information.
Google Play apps have broader device compatibilityLast but not least, there’s the issue of compatibility, which is decidedly less of an issue for the Google Play Store.

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Malicious “Charger Ransomware” App Discovered on Google Play Store


CheckPoint, a renowned security firm, has discovered that at least one app on Google Play Store is infected with Charger Malware.
EnergyRescue app was available for download on Google Play only for four days yet 1,000,000 to 5,000,000 downloads occurred in this timeframe.
We collect all data about your friends and family.”CheckPoint’s mobile malware software identified the presence of Charger malware in EnergyRescue app on Google Play, but the company suspects that the malware is also present in other apps as well.
Charger malware is technically ransomware because the app managed to steal contacts and messages/SMS data from the infected device and then gains admin permissions to lock the device so that victim cannot use it.
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