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Google Removes Rooting Trojan Dvmap From Play Store



Google removed a nasty Trojan from Google Play earlier this week that could have rooted Android devices and injected malicious code into an infected device’s system library.

The malware, dubbed Dvmap, was disguised as a game that had been downloaded more than 50,000 times prior to its removal, according to Roman Unuchek, a senior malware analyst with Kaspersky Lab who uncovered the Trojan.

Unuchek found the malware on May 19, while analyzing results from an internal system he monitors to find new strains of rooting malware. Google removed the Trojan on Tuesday after Kaspersky Lab reported it to the company on May 25.

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