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25 Million Android Devices Infected by Malware, July 12, 2019 2:35 AM
The Check Point for cyber security has revealed that there is a new malicious software targeting the Android operating system using new attack methods and avoiding detection.
Agent Smith, Agent Smith, uses known vulnerabilities on the Android system to replace apps installed on the device with malicious versions, without requiring users to interfere, reports Arab Technology News on Wednesday.
The software is mainly device-based in India and other Asian countries, such as Pakistan and Bangladesh, and has suddenly affected about 25 million Android devices.
Programming uses the financial benefits of malicious ads, but given its ability to emulate popular applications for Android, researchers warn of the countless possibilities of this kind of malware to cause damage to the user's device.
Most of the infected programs were distributed by the Chinese team, which requires developers to help developers deploy their programs internationally on external platforms such as 9Apps.
The software could copy common applications on the phone, including WattsApp, and the Opera web browser by entering their own malicious code and replacing the original program with a malicious version, exploiting the vulnerability of the way Google Apps is upgraded.
Once the user has downloaded the infected malware, he hides himself as an application associated with Google, called the Google Updater, and then begins the process of replacing the code and prevents the update from the original program that hides malicious software from users.
It seems that the malware maker also tried to expand into the Google Play store, plunging into 11 apps that included code for a more straightforward version of malware.