Few months back a fake adobe flash player android app offering free download in Google Play Store which contain malware and adware, lastly this fake app was pull down by Google. Now a fake Asphalt 8 app for android appeared in Google Play Store.
Asphalt 8 from Gameloft is high-speed powered by a brand-new physics engine racing game for Android as Asphalt 8: Airborne, but now a fake Asphalt 8: Airborne app hit Play Store that produced by “Gamelofts Limited” (not official Gameloft) with the icon almost the same official app, your phone will keep downloading some odd apps after installed this fake app.
Fake Asphalt 8 App In Play Store
As you type “Asphalt 8” in Google Play search column, notice that there are two “Asphalt 8” racing game app appeared and produced by “Gamelofts Limited” and “Gameloft”.
The official full name of the game called “Asphalt 8: Airborne” from Gameloft.
The fake app called “Asphalt 8” from Gamelofts Limited.
Moreover this fake app description almost same as Asphalt 8: Airborne app description in Play Store that confuse lot of android users. Please check if you ever download Gameloft Asphalt from play store since this app already installed up to 10K~50K.
So it is a disappointment to see the Play Store apparently so easily abused like this. Google, it can’t be that hard to squelch fakers, right?
Remember always choose your apps wisely and download from a trusted source. Check reviews, research the developer and verify permissions requested before downloading. Meanwhile install Android security app to beef up security on your android devices.
Asphalt 8 official and fake Android app.
PS: Already reported to Google Play team to take down this fake Asphalt 8 app.