- Israeli cybersecurity company bid: virus targets users in developing countries
- Third-party app 9apps.com brought the virus to smartphone
- 3 million in the US, 1.3 million Android phones affected in England
There have been reports of virus attacks on phones of 2.5 million Android users of several countries including India. According to Israeli cybersecurity research company Czech point, this dangerous virus has targeted the Android users of developing countries such as India. They hack other apps with the Voices app by the virus. They install the duplicate version in their place. Later hackers can steal users’ personal data with the help of this.
Malware called agent smith
According to the checkpoint, this malware named Agent Smith can easily access the device. It shows ads with financial profits to users. They can use it to steal the users’ banking details. This malware is like Gooligan, Hummingbird, and CopyCat.
India’s 1.5 million users
According to Forbes, this malware has attacked nearly 1.5 million Android smartphones in India. 3 million in the US and 1,37,000 Android smartphones in England have been affected. This third-party app came in the phone via 9apps.com. It is the app of China’s Alibaba Group. After the malware attack, the checkpoint company has told users to be alert.
What is malware?
Malware is a software that works like a virus. That means it can be installed on the phone and infects the data to the users. It can be used in computers, mobile phones, and other electronic devices through the Internet or an application. Later, much personal information such as contacts, messages, bank details, they can steal emails of users with the help of virus.
*laughs in iOS* https://t.co/LHy03Av2my
— Jason Ng (@ByJasonNg) July 11, 2019
Cyber security solutions provider Check Point revealed that ‘Agent Smith,” has quietly infected around 25 million Android deviceshttps://t.co/uOqZu2Jn0P
— Yahoo India (@YahooIndia) July 11, 2019