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Fake apps are getting the boot from Google Play and Amazon’s app store, but not before they are quickly used by the Android community. This time, five apps were removed after FireEye discovered that they were nothing but placebos.
The security researchers, Jinjian Zhai, Jimmy Su and Humayun Ajmal, said some of the apps were actually paid versions outside of the US whereas US consumers could theoretically download a free version and then pay for non-existent in-app services.