Pradeo’s Lab discovered that some game applications in the Google Play published by SEGA, the famous video games developer and publisher, access and leak users’ geolocation and device data. Hundreds of millions of users are concerned by these data privacy violations.
Last year, we witnessed more mobile attacks and data breaches than ever before.
Ransomwares (like WannaCry, NotPetya…) have often made the headlines as their attacks increased by 300% in the first quarter of 2017 (Panda Lab), and globally, the volume of unknown malwares has quadrupled year-over-year (Mobile App Threat Review Q1 2017).
Yesterday, Pradeo’s behavioural analysis engine raised an alert about an application available on the Google Play store called “Dune!”. The app is a game that has been downloaded over 5 million times in the last few weeks and is now part of the “Top Apps” list on the Google Play store.
As organizations turn to a mobile-first environment and malware attacks are constantly making the news, this year, the Mobile Threat Defense market has attracted more attention than ever.
The GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, is a new European law that will be enforced in May 2018, and apply to any company that collects, manipulates and/or stores European residents’ personal data, regardless of their physical location. It relies on the fundamental right that every citizen has to protect his private life and data.