Security firm Lookout Security has failed to detect a new family of Android malware with the name of BadNews. Malicious software applications found in 32 four different developers that were uploaded to Google Play, the app store operating system of Mountain View.

The truth is that the name could not be better for this new malware discovered. Having BadNews installed on your smartphone are always bad news. Therefore, as explained in his blog , Lookout Security has informed Google, which has already removed 32 applications carrying this virus inside and suspended developers accounts pending investigations and to determine whether all were aware of what they meant for the user to download their apps.

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According to the data that Google has infected applications can be downloaded from 2 to 9 million times and most of them are of Russian origin, or directed to the Russian market. In fact, the command and control servers that connected with malware are located in Germany, Russia and Ukraine.

Security firm Lookout Security has failed to detect a new family of Android malware with the name of BadNews . Malicious software applications found in 32 four different developers that were uploaded to Google Play, the app store operating system of Mountain View.

The truth is that the name could not be better for this new malware discovered. Having BadNews installed on your smartphone are always bad news. Therefore, as explained in his blog , Lookout Security has informed Google, which has already removed 32 applications carrying this virus inside and suspended developers accounts pending investigations and to determine whether all were aware of what they meant for the user to download their apps.

According to the data that Google has infected applications can be downloaded from 2 to 9 million times and most of them are of Russian origin, or directed to the Russian market. In fact, the command and control servers that connected with malware are located in Germany, Russia and Ukraine.