Symantec Concludes Just Eight Google Play 'Minecraft' Apps May Have Added Millions to Botnets

In a blog post on Wednesday, Symantec security researchers wrote they had discovered at least eight Google Play Store apps that functioned as fronts for a “new and highly prevalent type of Android malware” called Android.Sockbot. The apps in question presented themselves as skins for player characters in popular app…

Google Expels Spyware From Play Store That Recorded Audio and Took Photos Without Permission

Android users are facing new threats to their privacy with the recent discovery of over a thousand spyware apps on the loose. A security firm found that at least three of these apps—which are capable of covertly taking photos, recording audio, retrieving call logs, and more—were available for download on Google Play.