Researchers from Check Point discovered malware they’re calling DressCode in 40 Google Play store apps and more than 400 apps listed in third-party app stores.
The company says that the oldest DressCode-infected apps in the Google Play store date back to April 2016, with some of them reaching anywhere from 100,000 to 500,000 downloads. According to the researchers, anywhere from 500,000 to 2,000,000 users might be at risk after downloading the apps.
DressCode apps were used to create a botnet that was behind various actions that occurred on devices without users’ knowledge or consent, including generating ad clicks and false traffic to some websites.
Submitted by: Arnfried Waslbrecht