Malware Agent Smith detected, infects android smartphones, millions impacted
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Malware Agent Smith detected, infects android smartphones, millions impacted

International   |   Glibs Quick   |   about 2 months ago

A new mobile malware variant Agent Smith has been detected that is believed to have infected 25 million smartphones across the globe including 15 million in India alone. As per research reports, the malware replaces legitimate apps with its own code. It is learnt that the malware makes use of previously-known weaknesses in Android operating system, making updating to the latest, patched version of Google's operating system a priority. It aims to access smartphone's resources to show fraudulent ads for financial gains, however, it could be easily used for much more intrusive and harmful purposes like theft of banking credentials and secretly listening to conversations.  

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