Cybersecurity experts recently released a warning about a malicious version of a popular app for the creation of PDF images, which was distributed through Google Play Store, the official store for Android-based applications. The app contained mechanisms for downloading malware to the users’ devices. As a result, victims could find themselves subscribed to paid services, which they did not request. According to the platform’s statistics, the app had been installed more than 100 million times. Google Play Store has immediately withdrawn the app following Kaspersky’s notification of the malicious content.
While researching the compromised app, Kaspersky researchers discovered ... more