Zack Whittaker reports:
More than half a million users have installed Android malware posing as driving games — from Google’s own app store.
Lukas Stefanko, a security researcher at ESET, tweeted details of 13 gaming apps — made by the same developer — which were at the time of his tweet downloadable from Google Play. Two of the apps were trending on the store, he said, giving the apps greater visibility.
Combined, the apps surpassed 580,000 installs before Google pulled the plug.
Anyone downloading the apps were expecting a truck or car driving game. Instead, they got what appeared to be a buggy app that crashed every time it opened.