Brain Test malware continues to bug Android


This one refuses to go away. After it was 1st noticed in Sept last year, Brain Test malware has reared its head again. This time, Google has already deleted over a dozen Brain Test infected apps from its Google Play Store as a result of an investigation by cybersecurity company Lookout.


More Google Play apps infected with Brain Test malware: Lookout – ZDNet

http://news.google.com  Jan 8, 2016 

Google has promptly removed 13 compromised apps from the Google Play Store after mobile cybersecurity firm Lookout found the developers behind the Brain Test strain of malware had …

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13 Brain Test Malicous Apps Booted From Google Play – Threatpost

http://news.google.com Jan 6, 2016 

Worse yet is Brain Test’s ability to continually skirt protections such as Google Verify Apps (the former Bouncer) standing up the security of Google’s marketplace. For example, the …

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BACKGROUND

Advanced malware gets into Google Play store twice, possibly 1M downloads – SC Magazine

http://news.google.com Sep 21, 2015 

The threat is a working game called Brain Test that twice made its way into the Google Play store and each time had between 100,000 and 500,000 downloads. …

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