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Android malware infects 15 million devices in India

A newly discovered piece of Android malware which replaces portions of app code with its own code has quietly infected more than 25 million - of which 15 million devices are in India. Disguised as a Google-related app, the malware "exploits known Android vulnerabilities and automatically replaces apps with malicious versions without the users' interaction or knowledge." The primary victims are Indians, and also Pakistan and Bangladesh. The malware was downloaded from 9Apps - a third-party app store backed by UC Web - and targeted mostly Hindi, Arabic, Russian, and Indonesian speaking users. Dubbed “Agent Smith”, the malware seems to mainly India users, says Counter Point. It's worth noting that one of UC Web's popular products in UC Browser, and it has a strong presence in India, China, and Indonesia. The malware was being used for financial gain via malicious…

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