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Karlston posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsA tip from a kid helps detect iOS and Android scam apps’ 2.4 million downloads Smartphone apps raked in ~$500,000, in part thanks to shilling on TikTok and Instagram. Enlarge Silas Stein/picture alliance via Getty Images 45 with 37 posters participating Researchers said that a tip from a child led them to discover aggressive adware and exorbitant prices lurking in iOS and Android smartphone apps with a combined 2.4 million downloads from the App Store and Google Play. Posing as apps for en
Avast report found that several popular TikTok profiles profited by pushing scam apps to underage children. At least three TikTok accounts with over 350,000 followers were implicated. The campaign involved at least seven scam apps distributed on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Users had downloaded the rogue apps more than 2.4 million times, earning the fraudsters more than $500,000. TikTok profiles pushing scam apps A 12-year old girl from the Czech Republic discovered a suspicious behavior on a popular app trending on TikTok and reported it to Avast. The chi