New Android Malware on Google Play Store with Over 50,000 Installsgbhackers
The cybersecurity researchers at ESET recently made a significant discovery, a previously unidentified remote access trojan (RAT) lurking within an Android screen recording app, available for download on the Google Play Store and already amassed tens of thousands of installations.
The ‘iRecorder – Screen Recorder’ app, initially introduced in September 2021, was potentially compromised through a malicious update in August 2022, utilizing its name to deceive users by requesting audio recording and file access permissions under the guise of a legitimate screen recording application.
While apart from this, the app has achieved more than 50,000 installations on the Google Play Store before its removal, raising the concern for users of exposure to malware infection.
After being notified, iRecorder was removed from the Google Play store due to its malicious behavior, but it can still be obtained from unofficial Android markets.
In addition to offering other applications on Google Play, the ...
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