Malware-Ridden Apps Installed by Over 500,000 Google Play Store Users

Tumblr App Has Inexplicably Disappeared From Apple's App Store

Tumblr App Has Inexplicably Disappeared From Apple's App Store

Tumblr has attempted to remove adult content on its app following the removal from the App Store.

After installing one of the affected apps by the Android malware, every time the user tries to open the gaming app it gets crashed. Each image, Tumblr said, is scanned against an industry database to filter out illegal content even before anyone gets to see the image.

In its statement, it said that all images uploaded to Tumblr pass through a database of "known child sexual abuse material".

Erin Farrell, a media relations manager for NCMEC, told Sputnik on Tuesday that the center operates the CyberTipline, a centralized reporting system for online child sexual exploitation that is used by various electronic service providers to detect illegal content.

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Google has often been criticized for poor control of content in the Play Store, and now again 13 malicious applications had to be removed from Google Play exposing them as malicious. "We're continuously assessing further steps we can take to improve and there is no higher priority for our team".

It is unclear if Apple removed the app from the App Store or Tumblr itself took down the app.

"Content safeguards are a challenging aspect of operating scaled platforms", Tumblr says. Google has been heavily criticized over the years for not doing enough to prevent malicious apps from being offered to users via the Google Play Store.

Thirteen different apps made by a single developer, Luiz Pinto, were downloaded by roughly half a million Android users from Google's app store before being removed. This isn't the first time that malware has been distributed in the form of an authentic application. Google pulled more than 700,000 malicious apps from its app store a year ago alone, and has tried to improve its back-end to prevent malicious apps from getting into the store in the first place.

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