News is emerging of a new Android malware, RedDrop, that can secretly record users’ conversations.
Victor Chebyshev, Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below.
Victor Chebyshev, Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab:
“Kaspersky Lab is aware of this threat since September 2017. RedDrop is malware capable of spying on its victims (it can collect data about a victim’s device, including data from a device’s memory card and contacts list) and discreetly make a device buy paid-for subscriptions, which can result in users facing financial risk.
We have seen hundreds of unique RedDrop detections across the world, mostly from Chinese users. The malware is spreading via 3rd party platforms that disguise the software as adult applications.
Kaspersky Lab products have successfully detected and blocked RedDrop from September 2017.”