A barcode scanner popular by number of downloads has infected Android devices with quite malicious advertisements.
There are a dozen barcode scanners in the Google Play Store for Android devices, but one candidate has received particularly negative attention. Barcode scanner from Lavabird Limited, unfortunately it is simply called. Several million Android devices can be infected with one update. Meanwhile, the Android app has also been removed from the Google Play Store.
A truly active installation cannot be proven, but the number of downloads from the Play Store was definitely over 10 and a maximum of 49 million! One of the previous updates was a kind of transition that constantly opens up advertising websites on users’ devices. Appropriately enough, the infected device is also called “HiddenAds”, that is, “hidden advertisements”.
Malicious apps keep popping up in the Play Store
You can read more about the application out loud Malwarebytes Must be uninstalled:
Package Name: com.qrcodescanner.barcodescanner
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