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‘Updates for Samsung’, the scam app with 10M+ downloads

Over ten million users have installed a fake Samsung app named “Updates for Samsung” that poses as firmware updates. The malicious app redirects users to a website offering and charging for firmware downloads.

Technical details of the attack were shared by Aleksejs Kuprins, malware analyst at the CSIS Group.

The high number of installs for the app shows the great interest of users in getting firmware updates to improve the performance of their devices.

The “Updates for Samsung” app promises to keep devices always up to date.

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