Security researchers continue to issue warnings against malicious apps in the Google Play Store. As a rule, such apps have evil intentions from the start.
Now, however, it has been discovered that an app that was legitimate to begin with is not as innocent as it pretends to be.
Warning: it may delete everything
About a year after the Android iRecorder Screen Recorder app was released on the Play Store, it began recording every 15 minutes, then sending recordings and other sensitive files via an encrypted link to the developer’s server without users knowing about it.
This happened after an app update.
He was Ars Technica who mentioned it for the first time. security company ace He documented it all in a blog post.
Here, security researcher Lukas Stefanko writes that there are indications that the iRecorder app is part of an active eavesdropping campaign, but he has not yet been able to link the app to a specific hacker group.
Removed by Google
The app reportedly had 50,000 downloads before it was reported and removed from the Google Play Store.
As a result of the warning, Google removed both iRecorder and other apps from developer Coffeeholic Dev.
If you have installed the application on your mobile phone, you must delete it immediately.
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