Day to day app fraud in the Google Play store
Researchers at bot mitigation firm White Ops have been tracking fraudulent apps in the Google Play store. These apps often imitate legitimate apps, even going so far as to lift code directly from them, but instead of providing true functionality they harvest user data and send it back to command and control servers.
Marcelle Lee is a principal threat intel researcher at White Ops, and she shares their findings.
The original research can be found here