News: Check Point Research Finds New Mobile Malware Infected 25 Mln Devices

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    July 10 (Reuters) - Check Point Research:

    • CHECK POINT RESEARCH - DISCOVERED NEW VARIANT OF MOBILE MALWARE THAT INFECTED AROUND 25 MILLION DEVICES, INCLUDING 15 MILLION MOBILE DEVICES IN INDIA
    • MALWARE EXPLOITS KNOWN ANDROID VULNERABILITIES, REPLACES INSTALLED APPS WITH MALICIOUS VERSIONS
    • PRIMARY MALWARE VICTIMS BASED IN INDIA, OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES LIKE PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH ALSO IMPACTED
    • THERE HAS ALSO BEEN A NOTICEABLE NUMBER OF MALWARE INFECTED DEVICES IN UK, AUSTRALIA AND U.S.
    • AT TIME OF PUBLISHING, NO MALICIOUS APPS REMAIN ON GOOGLE'S PLAY STORE
    • MALWARE DUBBED “AGENT SMITH”, RESEMBLES PREVIOUS MALWARE CAMPAIGNS SUCH AS GOOLIGAN, HUMMINGBAD, COPYCAT
 
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