SimBad malware on Play Store infected millions of Android devices

The IT security researchers at Check Point have discovered a sophisticated malware campaign that has been targeting Android users through Google Play Store on a global level and so far more than 150 million users have fallen prey to it.

Dubbed SimBad by researchers; the malware disguises itself as ads to avoid suspicion and hides behind software development kit (SDK) used for advertising purposes and monetization generation. At the time researchers identified the malware its download count had already reached almost 150 million.

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