Spyware found in more than 1,000 apps in Google Play store

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Spyware found in more than 1,000 apps in Google Play store

According to a blog post by security researchers at Lookout, more than a thousand apps on Google Play contain a new spyware family called SonicSpy. According to analysis carried out by the researchers, apps harbouring the malware can silently record audio; take photos with the camera; make outbound calls; send text messages to attacker-specified numbers; and retrieve call logs, contacts, and information about Wi-Fi access points.

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