The open and flexible nature of Android OS makes it more vulnerable to security issues, than perhaps other operating systems such as iOS. The ever-evolving nature of malware also makes detecting malicious apps harder.
According to antivirus company Quick Heal, malware attacks on Android devices increased by 40% in Q3 2017 and apps from third-party stores continue to be the top source of malicious apps. That doesn't mean every app on the Play Store is harmless. A number of malicious apps were detected on the Play Store. Here are the latest malware attacks users need to be aware of.