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Hackers target users of Android phones with malware

Hackers target users of Android phones with malware

The malware provides access to a user's gmail, drive and photos. (Source: FOX 8 graphic) The malware provides access to a user's gmail, drive and photos. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Google acknowledges hackers find renewed success targeting users of Android smartphones with malware.

The Verge reports the malware is compromising devices at a rate of roughly 13,000 per day. The malware spreads through what appears to be legitimate apps. When someone downloads what is really a malicious app, malware provides access to a user's Gmail, drive and photos.

Google has a way you can figure out whether you're a victim of this hack online. Click here for the process.

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