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Google Detects Dangerous Spyware Apps On Android Play Store

July 27, 2017

By: Sikur

By Swati Khandelwal

android-spyware-appSecurity researchers at Google have discovered a new family of deceptive Android spyware that can steal a whole lot of information on users, including text messages, emails, voice calls, photos, location data, and other files, and spy on them.

Dubbed Lipizzan, the Android spyware appears to be developed by Equus Technologies, an Israeli startup that Google referred to as a ‘cyber arms’ seller in a blog post published Wednesday.

With the help of Google Play Protect, the Android security team has found Lipizzan spyware on at least 20 apps in Play Store, which infected fewer than 100 Android smartphones in total.

MORE: http://thehackernews.com/2017/07/lipizzan-android-spyware.html

 

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