CamScanner’s Malware which was noticed on Android platforms by Kaspersky researchers has definitely triggered an alarm as far as users are concerned. Now, CamScanner has come ut with an official statement regarding the malware. Here, the popular application (app) states that the malicious advertisement offered by AdHub and incorporated within the version 5.11.7 is indeed potentially problematic. The app also added that it would initiate legal action against AdHub.
Also, CamScanner folks state that post evaluation, data leaks courtesy of the above module did not take place. Hence, CamScanner users could afford to at least assume that their personal data would be safe despite the above suspicious malware. At this point in time, there have even been reports from CamScanner users, about having deleted the app. The CamScanner Software Development Kit (SDK) not having Google Play certification has also been removed from the Play Store.
Users could download the new SDK/app version from the official CamScanner portal. At this point in time, the app seems to have been cleaned and restored within the Google Play app repository. CamScanner users could also check the below reactions from Twitterati who went into panic mode:
I've used and recommended your product for years. Tell me why I should trust you moving forward. Otherwise, I will submit for and expect a refund for my full version.— Dera Tristar (@emtgirl) August 28, 2019
And why were "SDKs NOT approved by Google" in your app in the first place? Greed I might guess?— Pinitrius Petrekas (@pinitrius) August 28, 2019
Please inform me how can I get a refund on my purchase of a license for your app since the app is no longer listed in the @GooglePlay store and doesn't work as it should!
How did an Ad SDK not approved by Google Play enter into the Google Appstore? What was Google Play protect doing?— The chosen one (@MatrixChosenOne) August 29, 2019