These apps disguised themselves as pertaining to sports, news, utilities and games, but in fact were fronts for gambling and pornography apps. These Potentially Unwanted Apps (PUA) had well-known brand names such as Norton Antivirus, Grindr updates and Tinder Dating News but if downloaded either lead the user to a different site or to the brand’s actual app, but have install malware so the malicious actors can display different content at a later date, Symantec wrote.
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