Trojan Dropper Malware Found in Android App With 100M Downloads
A popular Android app with over 100 million installs from the Google Play Store recently began serving users a Trojan dropper than can install other malware on affected devices, security researchers at Kaspersky have discovered.
A report by the researchers mentions that while the CamScanner app was originally a legitimate solution, “at some point, that changed, and recent versions of the app shipped with an advertising library containing a malicious module.” The malware is referred to as Trojan-Dropper.AndroidOS.Necro.n. Since the malicious component was added, user reviews of the popular application have been overwhelmingly negative. Google has booted the app from the Play Store.