Cybersecurity experts have discovered that two apps available on the Google Play Store, File Recovery & Data Recovery and File Manager, contained spyware that may have exposed the data of over a million users. Users who downloaded these apps are being advised to take urgent steps to safeguard their personal information. The spyware in these apps can potentially collect sensitive data, such as login credentials, financial information, and personal documents, putting their privacy at risk. Google has since removed these malicious apps from the Play Store, but users are encouraged to check if they have downloaded these apps and uninstall them immediately. Additionally, users should change passwords for any accounts linked to these apps and monitor their accounts for any suspicious activities. This incident highlights the ongoing challenge of ensuring the security of mobile app stores, where malicious apps can easily slip through the cracks and infiltrate users’ devices. To protect themselves from such threats, users are advised to only download apps from trusted developers and regularly update their devices and security software.
Today: December 9, 2023