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MobOk Malware Hides in Photo Editors on Google Play, Siphons Cash

June 24, 2019

A powerful money-siphoning malware known as MobOk has been found hiding in seemingly legitimate photo editing apps available on the Google Play store.

The Pink Camera and Pink Camera 2 apps, now removed, had been installed around 10,000 times, according to researchers at Kaspersky. They included genuine (though limited) photo-editing functionality, but also came with a highly dangerous backdoor that could offer the attacker almost complete control over an infected device.

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