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    Thousands duped by downloading a hidden trojan on Google Play

    Fifty-one different applications, with tens of thousands of downloads, on app store Google Play have been found to contain malware

    Baku. 27 July. REPORT.AZ/ Fifty-one different applications, with tens of thousands of downloads, on app store Google Play have been found to contain malware with a hidden Porn Clicker Trojan virus, Report informs citing foreign media.

    Researchers at global IT security company ESET discovered the infected malware on a range of popular apps, including a fake Dubsmash app.

    Other infected apps include Clash of Clans 2, Subway Surfers 2 and 3, Minecraft 3, games cheats for Grand Theft Auto, and various video downloaders and download managers.

    This isn’t the first time the malware, which accesses pornographic pages to generate revenue through click fraud, has been loaded on Google Play applications.

    In three months, the fake Dubsmash app has returned to Google Play at least 24 times.

    Google has pulled all the reported malware-ridden apps from its store and now also reports some of them as potentially harmful applications using its built-in security service. 

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