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Malicious Apps Caught Secretly Turning Android Phones into Proxies for Cybercriminals

Several malicious Android apps that turn mobile devices running the operating system into residential proxies (RESIPs) for other threat actors have been observed on the Google Play Store.

The findings come from HUMAN’s Satori Threat Intelligence team, which said the cluster of VPN apps came fitted with a Golang library that transformed the user’s device into a proxy node without their knowledge.

The operation has been codenamed PROXYLIB by the company. The 29 apps in question have since been removed by Google.

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