1.2 million Android device infected with malicious THE SOFTWARE Hummer




Researchers in the field of security detectives belonging to the security of mobile phones research Cheetah Mobile Security Research Lab what they perceive as the biggest malware family-type Trojan horse known as the “Hammer” Hummer, which hit about 1.2 million devices running Android in different parts of the world.

Hammer is working on software to install malicious programs, applications and games unwanted on the victims’ computers, along with its show-ups on mobile ads.

And gets the software developers at US $ 0.50 each time you install a new application Hammer on infected machines, allowing handset manufacturers to reap about $ 500 thousand per day.

Hammer was discovered software for the first time by the hardware security of mobile Cheetah Research Laboratory in 2014, but it remained dormant for several months.

And the deployment of security researchers a post explaining all the details about how the software Hammer of infecting hundreds of thousands of phones in the summer of last year, before the fully deployed in 2016.

In spite of the decline in the number of infected phones, but the software is still running on more than one million smart phone, which makes it more prevalent Trojan horse software in the world.

Hummer and get the software of the device after being infected with the validity of the root or administrator privileges, allowing them to show pop-up ads and install third-party applications and games as well as unwanted pornographic applications.

This leads to the consumption of large amounts of data and load the infected user’s bills, use additional data, where researchers pointed to the managed code from accessing the network more than 10 thousand times over several hours, carrying loads of more than 200 file application APK, and consumption of nearly 2 GB data from the Internet.

And is difficult to remove or uninstall the malicious software, is due to Jsolha the powers of the great privileges on infected machines, where they can not be uninstalled through traditional antivirus tools, and it can not be deleted by restoring the factory settings option.

The researchers found the samples after analysis software Hammer deploy itself through the use of a variety of ranges and points of infection are among the names of third-party applications stores.

Where users are tricked them and they download malicious code into their phones by downloading the fake versions of popular applications such as YouTube.

India is the most affected countries, the number of infected computers is about 154 248 device, followed by Indonesia, the number of devices with a 92.889, and then Turkey, the number of 63 906 devices, followed by China and the number of infected computers is about 63,285, and then Mexico, the number of 59 192 devices.


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