The Australian government’s Deaprtment of Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy‘s Stay Smart Online site has published a concerning post regarding the possibility of apps in the Google Play store containing malware.
The post explains:
Google has removed 32 apps from Google Play after the apps were discovered carrying a new form of malware (BadNews).
Globally, the apps have been downloaded millions of times.
Although the apps are no longer available from Google Play, if you have already downloaded any of these apps on your device you will need to uninstall them, they contain malware which may access your personal information or introduce further costly malware.