Over One Million Google Accounts Hit by Malicious Apps

Malicious software disguised as legitimate apps for Android smartphones and tablets has seized control of more than one million Google accounts since August, according to research from security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

The apps had innocent-sounding names, such as StopWatch, Perfect Cleaner and WiFi Enhancer. But they exploited known flaws in older versions of the Android operating system to take control of devices…

Article source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/over-one-million-google-accounts-hit-by-malicious-apps-1480512784

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