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Android malware infects QR reader apps

Sarah Rizvi
Paul Ducklin, Senior Technologist, Sophos talks about the malware family that had infiltrated Google Play by presenting itself as a bunch of handy utilities. Sophos reported the offending apps to Google, and they’ve now been pulled from the Play Store, but not before some of them attracted more than 500,000 downloads.

Sophos Mid-Year Security Threat Report

The Channel Post Staff
Sophos published its Mid-Year 2011 Security Threat Report which revealed that fake anti-virus and search engine poisoning have become more commonplace and, since the beginning of 2011, Sophos has identified an average of 150,000 malware samples every day. This equates to a unique malware file being created every half-second, a 60 percent increase since 2010. In addition, around 19,000 malicious website addresses (URLs) are now identified daily, with 80 percent of those URLs being pages on legitimate websites that have been hacked or compromised.
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