Some beauty camera app users may end up seeing a bit more than they were hoping for as some of these are pushing unwanted ads and even pornographic material while others may steal your photos.
Trend Micro researchers found several of these apps, identified as AndroidOS_BadCamera.HRX, available. The number of downloads from Google Play range into the millions with the majority of these being done in Asia and India.
The apps malicious behavior generally starts when the user unlocks the device’s display and malicious ads begin to appear, some containing pornography. However, the actors behind this campaign take the criminal activity even a step further. Even if a person were to click on the pushed ad and pay for the service supposedly provided nothing will be delivered.
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