Malicious apps pose as Android file managers to distribute malware

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A new batch of malicious Android apps has managed to sneak into the Google Play Store and enjoy more than 10,000 downloads before being removed, experts warn.

Bitdefender cybersecurity researchers have recently discovered four such apps: “X-File Manager”, “FileVoyager”, “PhoneAID, Cleaner, Booster 2.6” and “LiteCleaner M”. Together, they accumulated at least 16,000 downloads and distributed Sharkbot – a well-known banking Trojan malware.

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