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US defense contractor allegedly planted dozens of malicious apps on Google Play

07
Apr
2022
US defense contractor allegedly planted dozens of malicious apps on Google Play

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Google has removed dozens of malicious apps from its mobile app marketplace, all of which allegedly contained code tied to a contractor employed by US national security agencies.

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the company that wrote the code is called Measurement Systems. The firm is said to have paid developers around the world to embed its software development kit (SDK) in their apps.

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