“More than 10 million Android devices around the world have been infected with malware linked to China, according to a CNET report.
CNET, citing an analysis from cybersecurity software maker Check Point, wrote that the “HummingBad” malware was developed by a team linked to an otherwise legitimate Beijing-based firm called Yingmob.
The malware installs a piece of software onto infected Android devices that gives cybercriminals administrative-level access, which is used to generate fraudulent advertising revenue through forced app downloading and ad clicking, CNET reported.”
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