Several New Play Store Apps Spotted Distributing Joker, Facestealer and Coper Malware



Google has taken steps to ax dozens of fraudulent apps from the official Play Store that were spotted propagating Joker, Facestealer, and Coper malware families through the virtual marketplace.

While the Android storefront is considered to be a trusted source for discovering and installing apps, bad actors have repeatedly found ways to sneak past security barriers erected by Google in hopes of luring unsuspecting users into downloading malware-laced apps.

The latest findings from Zscaler ThreatLabz and Pradeo are no different. “Joker is one of the most prominent malware families targeting Android devices,” researchers Viral Gandhi and Himanshu Sharma said in a Monday report.

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