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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.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/07/10/25-million-android-phones-infected-with-malware-that-hides-in-whatsapp/#3d7fe0144470

#Android #malware #WhatsApp
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.