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The app was developed by legitimate Chinese manufacturing giant TCL.

Is this the price of buying cheap phones? You see, Alcatel smartphones have aways been known as being budget-friendly with very low prices but unfortunately,

Malware was also available inside an official Alcatel app available through the Google Play Store.

A rogue app pre-installed on some Alcatel phones and available from the Google Play store tried to sign people up to premium services and used data to commit ad fraud – and security researches spotted it in South Africa.