The Threatpost reported on Joker spyware messing with Google Play applications.

Google has deleted six apps from its Google Play marketplace that were infecting users with the Joker malware (a.k.a. Bread).

Together, the apps – which tout functionalities ranging from text messaging to emoji wallpaper – account for nearly 200,000 installs, researchers with Pradeo said in a post this week. As of Wednesday, Google confirmed with Threatpost that all infected applications have been removed from Google Play, but researchers said that they are still installed on the devices of their users, and urged users to immediately delete the apps.

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