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Google Play Store malware subscribes to premium services without your permission
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A popular smartphone virus that subscribes Android users to premium services without their consent keeps appearing in the Google Play app store, new research shows.
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A malware application known as the Joker family or "Bread" keeps reappearing in the Google Play store despite its known presence and threat to users' bank accounts, researchers at cybersecurity company Check Point Research discovered.
"It's a sort of malware that has the ability to subscribe a victim to a premium service without consent," Aviran Hazam, Check Point's head of mobile threat intelligence, told FOX Business. "A premium service is a service you subscribe to that you have to pay for on a weekly or daily basis, like a fact-of-the-day or horoscope app."