Hackers have hijacked code from the popular Google Drive app and are making a remote control robot, the company announced on Thursday.
Google announced the hack last week after discovering the hackers were using a vulnerable version of the Android operating system.
Google said it plans to make a software patch available to developers of the app.
A similar incident last year prompted Google to abandon its plan to build a Google Glass-like device that would allow people to remotely control their smart devices.
In February, Google said the company is “reviewing” its remote-controlled Android app.
The new attack, however, targets the Google Drive remote-controlling feature and requires only a few seconds of interaction with the app’s web interface.
Google released a patch Wednesday night, but the company says it does not yet have a working version of that patch.
The app has been in development for about two years.
The company said it was investigating the new attack but that the hack was “not related to any ongoing security issue with the Google app.”
The company also said it would be providing a patch to developers to enable remote control of the robot for about 24 hours.