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HummingBad Malware infected 10 Million Android Phones, Secure Your Android Devices


HummingBad malware: Chinese malware infected 10 million Android devices. Experts estimate that more than 10 million Android devices were infected worldwide by a malicious software of a Chinese company.

Cyber security specialist Check Point, the malicious program called HummingBad followed since its discovery in February and there was an increase in the number of infected devices across the world.

HummingBad Malware infected 10 Million Android Phones, Secure Your Android Devices

In a new report, Check Point said the malware a multi-stage attack chain and gets infected by two main components, the first malware infection take place when people visited certain websites with their android phones.

"The first component attempts to gain root access to an android device with a rootkit [software] that exploits multiple vulnerabilities. If successful, the attacker gets full access to a device", according to the reports.

"If the root fails, a second component used to upgrade from false notification system, fooling users to gain full system level permission by the HummingBad malware.

According to Check Point, a mobile otherwise legitimate advertising agency based in Beijing Yingmob is responsible for malware.

"Yingmob has several development teams for legitimate displaying and monitoring platforms. The team is responsible for the development of this malware, consisting of four groups with a total of 25 employees", according to the report.

The analysis of cyber security company Yingmob Details used malicious software to generate advertising revenue through fraudulently forced download applications, and click ads. The company is earning as much as $A402,000 per month with the help of this android malware.

"Yingmob can be the first group to which exposed of spreading such type of android malware, but certainly not the last", according to the report.

The good news is that it is probably less than 100,000 android devices in Australia that are infected with HummingBad malware.

How to know if you have infected with HummingBad malware?


Fortunately, the malware is now known to cyber expert and can be protected with the help of a good phone protection software that easily recognizes the malware infection.

Other options include checkpoints app ZoneAlarm, 360 Security AntivirusBoost , Avira Antivirus Security and a variety of other options.

Scanning with antivirus software quickly detects the malware and notify the user of bad pieces of apps in your device.


What to do if you have infected with HummingBad malware?


Although, malware has less than 100,000 infected android devices in Australia but it should be removed soon after infection.

Fortunately, there are some methods to achieve this.

The first option is a bit difficult task of finding the source of malware and remove that manually from the device.

The other option is a little awkward by factory resetting the phone.The factory reset option is the best choice to remore malware and viruses from android devices for those who don't know much about android os or non-tech person.

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