From Sky News:
Dozens of fake security apps which secretly stole data from users have been discovered on and subsequently removed from Google Play.
Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro found 36 apps on Google Play which “secretly harvested user data, tracked user location, and aggressively pushed advertisements.”
It is not known how many people could have downloaded these apps before Trend Micro’s researchers informed Google, and they were subsequently removed from Google Play.
Read more on Sky News.