Smartphones and tablets have become the first point of access to the internet. This evolution has led to the creation of many Wi-Fi networks so people can connect from almost anywhere, but it opens a new playground for hackers. The growing amount of public networks and users who get connected to them has increased Man-In-The-Middle attack opportunities.
When Google and Apple remove malicious applications from their stores, people who have them on their smartphone are not notified of their dangerous behaviors. Therefore, millions of users keep malwares on their devices and expose all the data they manipulate to proven threats.
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.
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.