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38 Android phones used by 2 companies
« on: March 11, 2017, 04:38:57 AM »
Malicious apps were surreptitiously added somewhere along the supply chain.

A commercial malware scanner used by businesses has recently detected an outbreak of malware that came preinstalled on more than three dozen Android devices.

An assortment of malware was found on 38 Android devices belonging to two unidentified companies. This is according to a blog post published Friday by Check Point Software Technologies, maker of a mobile threat prevention app. The malicious apps weren't part of the official ROM firmware supplied by the phone manufacturers but were added later somewhere along the supply chain. In six of the cases, the malware was installed to the ROM using system privileges, a technique that requires the firmware to be completely reinstalled for the phone to be disinfected.

https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/03/preinstalled-malware-targets-android-users-of-two-companies/

Related: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/android-adware-and-ransomware-found-preinstalled-on-high-end-smartphones/
« Last Edit: March 12, 2017, 03:06:43 AM by Bugbatter »



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