Malware From Chinese Ad Firm Infects 10 Million Android Devices

06 Jul 2016
by David Jannetta
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Malware From Chinese Ad Firm Infects 10 Million Android Devices

Engadget reported today that Yingmob, a Chinese advertising and analytics company, is responsible for infecting 10 million devices with the Android malware Hummingbad.

The report noted that once it successfully infects devices (giving it full administrative control), Hummingbad generates as much as $300,000 a month through fraudulent app installs and ad clicks.

In addition to its Hummingbad victims, Yingmob controls around 85 million devices globally, allowing the company to sell access to the infected devices, along with selling sensitive information it captures from the devices.

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