Tekya Malware Threatens Millions of Android Users via Google Play

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The ad-fraud malware lurks in dozens of childrens’ and utilities apps.

Researchers have discovered a new family of auto-clicker malware that commits mobile ad fraud, lurking in 56 apps on the Google Play store. Collectively, they have been downloaded nearly a million times worldwide.

A team from Check Point Software recently discovered the malware, dubbed Tekya, which imitates a user’s actions to click displays and banners from ad agencies such as Google’s AdMob, AppLovin’, Facebook and Unity to financially benefit the threat actors, Check Point researchers Israel Wernik, Danil Golubenko  and Aviran Hazum revealed in a blog post on Tuesday.

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