In the wake of WannaCry, 27 different apps materialized promising to protect your phone from the global ransomware attack.
But wait: WannaCry, whichmore than 200,000 computers around the world, doesn’t target phones. It used an exploit, discovered by the National Security Agency and leaked by hackers, that targeted outdated Windows systems.
Perhaps more alarming was that these apps were filled with malware — executing the very attacks these apps promised to protect against. Firstby McAfee in late May, the flood of fake WannaCry protection apps points to a growing trend of viruses masquerading as antivirus apps.