Malicious mobile apps fool consumers by imitating leading brands

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By impersonating brands and fooling consumers, malicious mobile apps are on the increase, according to digital threat management leader RiskIQ in its latest Q3 mobile threat landscape report. Apps available outside of official stores are most likely to be malicious. Google’s percentage of malicious apps decreased to a low of four percent in Q3 after reaching a high of eight percent in Q2. However, one of the most prolific creators of malicious apps worked exclusively in the Play store. Secondary store AndroidAPKDescargar more than doubled its number of malicious apps to 20,907, making up about one-third of its total app count…

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