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Over 200 Apps on Play Store Caught Spying on Android Users Using Facestealer

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May
2022
Over 200 Apps on Play Store Caught Spying on Android Users Using Facestealer

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More than 200 Android apps masquerading as fitness, photo editing, and puzzle apps have been observed distributing spyware called Facestealer to siphon user credentials and other valuable information.

“Similar to Joker, another piece of mobile malware, Facestealer changes its code frequently, thus spawning many variants,” Trend Micro analysts Cifer Fang, Ford Quin, and Zhengyu Dong said in a new report. “Since its discovery, the spyware has continuously beleaguered Google Play.”

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