This research started when we discovered an infected Pokémon GO guide in Google Play. It was there for several weeks and was downloaded more than 500,000 times. We detected the malware as Trojan.AndroidOS.Ztorg.ad. After some searching, I found some other similar infected apps that were being distributed from the Google Play Store.
The first of them, called Privacy Lock, was uploaded to Google Play on 15 December 2016. It was one of the most popular Ztorg modifications, with more than 1 million installations.
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