Android Alert: In-app malware with over 100 million downloads

by Kelvin
Alerta Android: Malware em app com mais 100 milhões de downloads

There is a new maliciously crafted Android app that was available on Google Play. The discovery belongs to Kaspersky researchers and interestingly this app has been downloaded over 100 million times.

The detected malware was the Trojan-Dropper.AndroidOS.Necro.n, and it's in an app module!

  

Android Alert: In-app malware with 100 million more downloads

CamScanner… A Useful But Malware App

We currently live in the digital age! It is becoming less common to use paper information and new mobile devices can even help us with the process of scanning and sharing documents.

How many times have you had to bring a book to school because it has a page with important information? How many times did you have to go to a reprography to make a copy of some notes? And why not scan all your personal documents (eg BI, CC, etc.) that you usually have to make available in various situations?

With the CamScanner app you can easily have all this information in digital, just turning your smartphone into a scanner. But calm down… this app has malware!

Android Alert: In-app malware with 100 million more downloads

If you have this app installed… remove it now!

According to the investigators, the app should be removed immediately from Android devices. With the malicious code it has included, this app can show intrusive ads and enroll users in paid subscriptions.

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