Bogus Android antivirus apps that were being used to distribute malware were removed from the Play Store by Google earlier this week.
According to TechRadar, “These malicious apps were carrying Sharkbot, a malware strain that steals passwords and banking information. It shares push notifications and offers up fake login prompts, through which users share their credentials with the attackers.”
Uninstalling the apps immediately is advised for Android users who had downloaded them before they were withdrawn.
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