CamScanner Returns After Being Removed by Google for Having Malware
Researchers at multinational cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky Labs, found a malicious module within the broadly used cellular scanning app, CamScanner. On account of the invention, the app was taken down by Google from its play retailer final week. Seemingly, the iOS model of the app remained unaffected by the malware.
On fifth September 2019, the builders of the favored PDF creator app, introduced the app’s comeback on their official Twitter deal with. Reportedly, they’ve eliminated all promoting SDKs within the newest model of CamScanner, i.e., model 5.12.5, which will be downloaded by the customers from Google Play Retailer.
There have been points within the earlier model of the app, nevertheless, the app, CamScanner in itself is a totally genuine and broadly used utility.
In response to the researchers at Kaspersky Labs, “Latest variations of the app shipped with an promoting library containing a malicious module,”
“The module is a Trojan-Dropper which means the module extracts and runs one other malicious module from an encrypted file included within the app’s sources. This “dropped” malware, in flip, is a Trojan-Downloader that downloads extra malicious modules relying on what its creators are as much as in the intervening time,” they added.
The Trojan-Dropper module which is named as “Trojan-Dropper.AndroidOS.Necro.n” is configured to befool customers into signing up for paid subscriptions by exhibiting them intrusive commercials.