CamScanner with 100M Downloads on Android Found with Malware


Being an Open Source Platform, Android is a whole new world for developers and testers where they can test and develop their apps and can even sell them out using Google’s Play Store. Google’s Play Store has millions of apps from which many of them are downloaded over 100M times. CamScanner, an Android App with over 100M Downloads found with malicious files.

Researchers are one of the prestigious antivirus providers i.e. Kaspersky have discovered a new malware on the CamScanner app. CamScanner is the world’s widely used Scanner app to scan your documents using the native camera app from the smartphone. The company has found the malicious component on the app as Trojan-Dropper.

The researchers’ team at Kaspersky has gone through the negative reviews posted by the users from the official Play Store’s page of the app. They have started an investigation to tackle the issues and negative reviews of the app posted by the real users of the app. And they have found the malicious malware named Trojan-Dropper.

The research report suggests that the new app is updated with advertising library. They have quickly shared an alert message to all the Android users who are using the CamScanner app on their devices. They took to Twitter and shared the useful information about this Malicious activity found on the app. You can check out their Alert message via Tweet from here.

If you ask us about the Trojan-Dropper, then it is a malware strain which is highly used by the developers to place the malicious codes on infected devices. This trojan frequently downloads malicious files and codes from a server in encrypted form. Then the encrypted codes will automatically be decrypted by the internal system and executed on the infected devices without any warning message.

These malicious codes can be used to steal money from your mobile apps’ banks and other applications where you store your digital currencies. We all have been known to this app and almost everyone uses it to scan quick documents. We would advise you not to install the latest version of the app or just uninstall the app until a new version comes up!

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