Google sues Play Store-based crypto scammers

A useful security measure has been introduced for Google Play

internet giant Google, As far as we know today Play Store based crypto scammers filed an important lawsuit.

Google adds Android application market to Play Store by installing fake investment and crypto exchange apps a group that it identified as attempting to defraud more than 100,000 people crypto scammer” announced that he filed a lawsuit. Google said in a statement Says it’s the first tech company to take action against crypto scammers, this seems really important for the future. Stating that there will be over a billion dollars worth of cryptocurrency fraud in the USA alone in 2023, Google said: He wants to scare malicious actors by achieving a great criminal success with this case. The fraudsters charged in the case are said to be two app developers based in China and Hong Kong, and they uploaded 87 different fake apps to the Play Store to enable their malicious plans.


Google continues to work to make the Play Store more secure. If you are not very knowledgeable Android There are many different pests on the side. Some of these are from phones steals datasome focused on blackmail Some of them secretly sign up users to certain subscriptions. Some malware focuses on stealing people’s bank information, money and personal information. Internet giant Google, which introduced another layer of security against these applications, last year PlayProtect a system “app scanning” announced that the feature would be introduced.

This system allows mobile applications to be installed from Play Store or other locations, Before it is even installed on the phone, it can be attacked by malware (Malware etc.) allowed it to be scanned against. In this way, malware in an application can be detected before it fully settles into the system. This infrastructure, which was reported to scan at the code level, seemed really important because On the Android side, people were often hit by seemingly innocent applications.

This infrastructure was pleasing because it would make it easier to detect applications that appear innocent but are filled with malicious codes. Then a new test focused on security started.. In the first phase, only within the scope of new tests based in Singapore Access permissions of applications coming from outside the Play Store began to be analyzed.

Within the scope of these trials “Play Protect” system will automatically block the installation of apps that use sensitive permissions often associated with financial fraud. As part of the scanning, malicious applications that require SMS access to use to log in to banks / accounts will also be blocked, thus significantly increasing security against applications other than Play Store. This infrastructure will also come to users in other countries in the coming period.