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Phishing apps posing as popular payment services infiltrate Google Play

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    Google's efforts to police the Android app store -- Google Play -- are far from perfect, with malicious apps routinely slipping through its review process. Such was the case for multiple phishing applications this year that posed as client apps for popular online payment services.

    Researchers from security firm PhishLabs claim that they've found 11 such applications since the beginning of 2016 hosted on Google Play, most of them created by the same group of attackers.

    The apps are simple, yet effective. They load Web pages containing log-in forms that look like the target companies' websites. These pages are loaded from domain names registered by the attackers, but because they are loaded inside the apps, users don't see their actual location.

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