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Fraudulent BatteryBot Pro app yanked from Google Play


Threatpost - (International) Google pulled a malicious spoof of the Android BatteryBot Pro app from its Play service after Zscaler researchers discovered that the app requested excessive permissions from users in an attempt to gain full control of affected devices, supposedly to download and install other malicious Android packages and profit from click fraud, ad fraud, and SMS fraud. Once the app is granted admin privileges, it is impossible to uninstall.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:39