Beware Android users in India ! 1.5 crore devices infected by THIS virus

Android User

New Delhi, July 11: If you are an Android user, then you should be worried as at least 1.5 crore Android devices in India have been infected by malware.

As per a new cyber report, a new variant of mobile malware has infected around 2.5 crore devices worldwide which includes 1.5 crore mobile devices in India.

The report claims that the malware is disguised as a Google-related application. Once you install the apps, it will exploit the Android user and automatically replace the installed apps with malicious versions on its own.

“The malware is dubbed as Agent Smith, uses broad access to the devices’ resources to show fraudulent ads for financial gain, but could easily be used for far more intrusive and harmful purposes such as banking credential theft and eavesdropping,” the report states.

The primary victims have been reported from India though other Asian countries such as Pakistan and Bangladesh have also been impacted.

The report claims that it worked closely with Google and there are no malicious apps on the Play Store.

So, in order to avoid malwares, Android users are recommended to download official Android apps only and avoid third-party app stores.

News24 Bureau

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