of Android camera applications, some of them with over 1 million
installs on the Google Play Store, were serving malicious ads and fake
After installation, the apps would automatically hide from the application list to make sure the victim would not be able to remove them and start displaying adult content and fraudulent content ads using the default web browser after every device unlock event.
The other batch of malicious Android applications targeted users who wanted to apply filters to their selfies, only to upload victims’ snapshots to servers their authors controlled.
All the apps have now been removed from the Google Play Store.