Following the publication of a series of complaints, Google removed the “CamScanner – Phone PDF Creator” app from the Play Store. According to the security company Kaspersky, the tool was infected with malware that was automatically installed on smartphones.
Therefore, the company recommends that all users who have the application installed on their device delete it as soon as possible. That’s because the developers implemented an advertising library that began installing a trojan on victims’ phones.
Thus, this malicious tool carried various rogue, rogue ads and even caused the user to subscribe to services without their consent.
With over 100 million downloads in the Android store, the app is no longer listed by Google. However, the developers have stated that the issue has already been resolved with a new update, something that cannot be verified yet.
This is because the app will need to be approved again to enter the Play Store. INTSIG – Chinese app developer – appears to be a serious company and has never had problems with malware, viruses and other malicious tools before.
As a result, Kaspersky says the company may have made some mistakes in updating the application database as the malicious library has already been found pre-installed on Chinese smartphones.