These fake fleeceware apps have been downloaded over a billion times Phone malware

The cybersecurity firm Avast has discovered over 200 new fleeceware applications for iOS and Android on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

So far these apps have been downloaded approximately 1bn times and have accrued over $400m in revenue. While Avast has reported these fleeceware apps for review to both Apple and Google, the company has also put together a full list so that users can be aware of them and avoid downloading them onto their devices.