BuzzFeed’s story based on exclusive Secure-D findings reports on suspicious background activity of popular Android video downloading app with 500 million downloads.
Upstream in the news, and media interviews with our executive team.
The study analysed 82,501 apps, pre-installed on 1,742 Android smartphones by 214 vendors; its conclusion is that users are unaware of the huge security threats that come from pre-installed applications.
The BBC World Service picks up on the research findings from Upstream’s security platform, Secure-D, that reveals Alcatel smartphones are sold with pre-installed malware, also available on Google Play, that harvests users’ personal data and attempts to fraudulently subscribe them to paid digital services.
Following the exclusive revelations, The Times of London also covers Secure-D’s findings on Alcatel smartphones with pre-installed malware, also available on Google Play, harvesting users’ personal data and attempting to fraudulently subscribe them to paid digital services.