25 Million Android Phones Infected With Malware That ‘Hides In WhatsApp’

Whilst the replaced apps will serve up malicious ads, whoever's behind the hacks could do worse, Check Point warned in a blog. "Due to its ability to hide it’s icon from the launcher and impersonates any popular existing apps on a device, there are endless possibilities for this sort of malware to harm a user’s device," the researchers wrote.

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And that's 25 million people who can consider their identities stolen... I keep saying a cell phone as personal ID is a really bad idea.
misleading title, the apps were downloaded from a 3rd party app store, not the official Google Play app store.