Google Play store spyware: 500 more malicious apps purged

by Derek Kortepeter
Sept. 1, 2017 1 comment TechGenix malware

It seems that, especially in the case of Google Play, there have been an increasing number of incidents where official app stores fail to detect malicious activity. In my own reporting, I’ve seen a massive uptick in Google Play Store spyware or other malicious apps getting the green light, receiving millions of downloads, only to then have security researchers alert Google to these apps getting compromised. It is becoming more and more difficult for the company to keep up with these incidents as the most recent app purge proves.

Steven Ulm 8 months ago

Very good article! Even for Google is quite hard to catch-up with all the new releases. The only solution I see is a more rigid search before adding apps to the store.