In order to strengthen the security of the Google Play Store, Google has removed total of 300 Android Apps from the Play Store. Google took this step, after several security agencies stepped in with their research of showing the use of these apps while launching DDoS attacks. In a similar finding, Akamai in a blog post suggested that the use of these apps has led to the corruption of several CDNs across the world on August 17th.
At that time, various apps among these 300 apps have been compromised to launch an attached. In order to tackle the problem, Akamai joined hands with biggies such as Google, Cloudflare, Flashpoint, Oracle Dyn, RiskIQ, and Team Cymru to combat it.
In a response to combat it, today Google has taken this preventive measure. “We identified approximately 300 apps associated with the issue, blocked them from the Play Store, and we’re in the process of removing them from all affected devices,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement. “The researchers’ findings, combined with our own analysis, have enabled us to better protect Android users, everywhere.”
Most of these apps are offering video players and ringtones, among other features. Overall, these apps are harmless apps as per the Google but they were compromised.
Well, we hope Google take care of these kinds of apps to make Android much secure than before.
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