Across the globe, adware disguised as 85 game, TV, and remote control simulator apps in the Google Play store have been downloaded nine million times.
Trend Micro researchers spotted the adware which has the ability to display full-screen sized ads, hide itself, monitor a device’s screen unlocking functionality and run in the device’s background, according to a Jan. 8 blog post.
One of the malicious apps, “Easy Universal TV Remote,” claims to offer users the ability to control their TV and is the most downloaded of the bunch for a total of five million times.
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