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Six ‘antivirus’ apps were caught spreading malware that steals banking info — here are the culprits

Masquerading as innocuous, malware-thwarting platforms, a handful of “antivirus” apps were caught red-handed stealing banking information and other credentials from its users. Check Point Research (CPR) cybersecurity investigators spotted these deceptive apps in the Google Play Store.

CPR discovered more than 1,000 unique IP addresses of infected devices. According to Google Play Store data, however, the six deceptive applications were downloaded more than 11,000 times.

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