Wandera, a mobile security firm which spotted weaknesses in the CBS Sports app and mobile site back in 2016, uncovered the malware when a user clicked on an ad for the Chinese search engine Baidu. Their action redirected them to huxiawang[dot]cn, a distribution site which contains landing pages encouraging users to download one of 53 apps tainted by RedDrop. Those affected programs claim to help users learn a new language or dive into space exploration, for example, with engaging functionality.

Source: tripwire

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