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"You’ve probably never heard of HummingBad, but this Android malware is running on almost 10 million mobile devices around the world. A new report details how one Chinese company is making $300,000 per month by taking over Android devices and creating phony advertising revenue on a massive scale.

Researchers at Check Point first spotted HummingBad in February and traced it back to Chinese firm Yingmob, which runs a legitimate ad and tracking business alongside its alleged malware operation. The company is also associated with iOS malware Yispecter, which was uncovered last fall and blocked in a subsequent software update from Apple."

Source 1 Technobuffalo

Source 2 TheHackerNews

Source 3 C|Net
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I think new reports are stating that its on 85 million devices.
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I think new reports are stating that its on 85 million devices.

The 85 Million estimate is for their "legitimate" software.
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The security company estimates that over 85 million smartphones have the group's apps installed, though only a small percent include the malicious software.
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The 85 Million estimate is for their "legitimate" software.

I see, thanks for the clarification.
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The 85 Million estimate is for their "legitimate" software.
So probably 85 million infected with the malware.
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1. How do you know this is on your device
2. How do you get it off?
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Wish I were a scumbag so i could get in on this easy money.
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Wish I were a scumbag so i could get in on this easy money.

You and me both, and be located in a country that can give rat's-butt about what you're doing against the world and only give slap on the wrist for show, then hire you to their gov't team lol.
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1. How do you know this is on your device
2. How do you get it off?

Asking the most important questions!

Anyone know?
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Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S View Post

1. How do you know this is on your device
2. How do you get it off?

Asking the most important questions!

Anyone know?


Nobody gonna know...big surprise.
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