Bitdefender researchers find Teabot malware dropping Android apps

Withoutfurtherradu Security Communication Specialist BD Staff
edited January 2022 in News & Blogs

Most believe the official Google Play Store is completely safe to download and vetted for security purposes before they become available to the public. That's true most of the time but not always.

Sometimes malicious apps are missed and stay active on official stores accruing thousands of downloads before they are noticed and taken down. 

Bitdefender's security researchers have found that the 'QR Code Reader - Scanner App' found in the Google Play Store is likely a heavily encrypted Teabot dropper. In just 30 days, it dropped 17 variants of the malware.

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