[Malware “Agent Smith”] infected 25M Android devices (13/7)

[Malware “Agent Smith”] infected 25M Android devices (13/7)

It’s believed the malware originated from a Chinese internet company that helps Chinese Android developers publish and promote their apps in foreign markets. The malware was disguised as Google-related updaters and “vending modules,” which hid its own app icons and automatically replaced already-installed legitimate apps with its own version without the user knowing. This lead the researchers to name the malware “Agent Smith” because its behavior is similar to the character in the film The Matrix of the same name.

https://mashable.com/article/agent-smith-android-malware/

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