I'm writing a sci-fi story that includes a malicious app that spreads globally. The developer publishes an app without knowing it's infected, and it spreads because it forces phones to download it. Are there any mechanisms that might make this happen?
Of course, it's sci-fi so it can all be theoretical but I'd love to make this as realistic as possible. I assume it would have to access the OS somehow. Perhaps by exploiting app permissions? Any guidance or expertise is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.