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Malware outbreak may affect millions of Android phones

Posted: 7:41 AM, Sep 15, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-15 07:41:18-04

A warning for anyone with an Android phone. Security researchers say more than 21 million phones may have been infected with malware from apps from the Google Play store.

Check Point discovered ExpensiveWall. They say the malware sends fraudulent premium text messages, and charge's people for fake services. The malware has infected at least 50 apps. Check Point posted a list of all of the apps affected by ExpensiveWall on their website

Check Point says it notified Google about ExpensiveWall back on August 7 2017. Google then removed all of the infected apps. But if users installed any of the infected apps before they were pulled, they will still be on users phones. Check Point says users need to delete them manually, and do it immediately.

This is believed to be the second biggest ever malware outbreak to ever hit Google.