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Data Stealing Malware Discovered in Popular Android Screen Recorder App

May 24, 2023

Google has removed a screen recording app named “iRecorder – Screen Recorder” from the Play Store after it was found to sneak in information stealing capabilities nearly a year after the app was published as an innocuous app.

The app (APK package name “”), which accrued over 50,000 installations, was first uploaded on September 19, 2021. The malicious functionality is believed to have been introduced in version 1.3.8, which was released on August 24, 2022.

“It is rare for a developer to upload a legitimate app, wait almost a year, and then update it with malicious code,” ESET security researcher Lukáš Štefanko said in a technical report.

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