Google Removes 17 Malicious Apps From Play Store Found With Joker Malware


In an attempt to protect its users from the risk of malicious apps, Google has removed a total of 17 Android apps from its Play Store. The apps were taken down after they were found to be infected with the Joker malware, also known as Bread malware.

Security researchers at Zscaler, a California-based IT security firm, were able to identify these malicious apps. In a recent blog post, the researchers mentioned that the malware was designed to steal data from the user’s phone.