Report: Messaging apps with surveillance malware made it onto Google Play store

Source: Fortune

"Researchers at the security firm Lookout have identified a family of malicious smartphone apps, referred to as SonicSpy. At least three versions of the malware, which is able to remotely control infected phones, made it onto Google’s Play store. Anyone who installs the compromised apps will find they have full messaging functionality. But in the background, according to Lookout, the apps are able to hijack a variety of basic phone functions. That includes making outbound calls, sending text messages, and harvesting call logs, contacts, and Wi-Fi data." (08/13/17)

http://fortune.com/2017/08/13/malware-google-play-android-surveillance/