Webroot Warns of Malicious Android Font Apps on Google Play


Webroot researchers recently came across new Android malware called Android.TechnoReaper, which has two parts -- a downloader available on Google Play, and the spyware the downloader is designed to install (h/t Softpedia).

The apps on Google Play were disguised as font installing apps, and they appear to offer that functionality once installed on a user's phone -- but the apps also download a file called ikno.apk.

"The file ikno.apk is spyware that monitors SMS, call logs, and location," writes Webroot's Nathan Collier. "The information about your device and various activities is logged through a web portal."

Both apps have since been removed from Google Play.