The malware gathered sensitive information from devices
It’s unclear yet if it’s part of an “espionage campaign”
The app has since been removed from the Play store
An Android application available on the Google Play store allegedly spied on its users, a recent study found.

The application, screen recording app iRecorder – Screen Recorder, was first uploaded to the Play store on Sept. 19, 2021, and was downloaded more than 50,000 times. The app had generally been functioning normally for months and had no detected harmful features.

However, in its August 2022 update, a code within the app was changed that allowed bad actors to make secret audio recordings and make unauthorized transfers of images, videos, saved web pages and other files from the device, according to research conducted by Lukas Stefanko, a malware researcher with cybersecurity firm ESET.

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