These Hugely Popular Android Apps Have Been Committing Ad Fraud Behind Users’ Backs

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    These Hugely Popular Android Apps Have Been Committing Ad Fraud Behind Users’ Backs
    Why isn't Google immediately dropping such apps from the Play store and advising users to uninstall them?” one analyst asked
    November 26, 2018

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/articl...oid-apps-cheetah-mobile-kika-kochava-ad-fraud
     
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    Google warns app developers of three malicious SDKs being used for ad fraud
    December 7, 2018
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/07/g...three-malicious-sdks-being-used-for-ad-fraud/
     
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    Awakening the beast: BatMobi adware
    March 29, 2019
    https://blog.malwarebytes.com/cybercrime/2019/03/awaking-the-beast-adware-batmobi/
     
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    Google pulls popular Chinese Android apps over large-scale ad fraud
    They include the popular Selfie Camera app
    April 17, 2019

    https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/18/google-pulls-android-apps-ad-fraud/
     
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    PreAMo – A Clicker Campaign found on Google Play
    April 19, 2019
    https://research.checkpoint.com/preamo-a-clicker-campaign-found-on-google-play/
     
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    Google bans developer with half a billion app downloads from Play Store
    DO Global apps were involved in an ad fraud scheme
    April 26, 2019

    https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/26/google-bans-app-developer-do-global-play-store-ad-fraud/
     
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    Chinese Video App VidMate Stealing Personal Data, Drain Battery, Fake Ad Click to Generate Revenue From 500 Million Android Users
    May 20, 2019
    https://gbhackers.com/vidmate-app/
     
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    File storage app 4shared caught serving invisible ads and making purchases without consent
    July 2, 2019
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/02/4shared-invisible-ads-fraudulent-purchases-consent/
     
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    These Android apps were clicking on ads behind your back
    August 29, 2019
    https://www.cnet.com/news/these-android-apps-were-clicking-on-ads-behind-your-back/
    Symantec: New Stealthy Ad Clicking Tactics Found in Popular Apps on Google Play
     
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    Malware found in popular barcode apps produces ads that instantly vanish
    June 8, 2020
    https://www.scmagazine.com/home/sec...code-apps-produces-ads-that-instantly-vanish/
    Trend Micro: Barcode Reader Apps on Google Play Found Using New Ad Fraud Technique
     
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