Malware authors have once again succeeded in bypassing Google’s security vetting processes, and planted four spyware applications in the company’s Play app store. Security vendor Lookout alerted Google to the existence of four apps incorporating the Overseer spyware, which exfiltrates information from users’ Android devices. Google removed the apps from the Play store after Lookout notified the online giant about the threat. The Overseer malware was found in an embassy finder tool. Overseer targets foreign travellers, Lookout said, and could be used to spy on executives on business trips.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: IT News