Android virus has captured millions smartphones: drain your battery and steal the traffic

Android-вирусы захватили миллионы смартфонов: разряжают батарею и воруют трафик

Experts have calculated fraudulent campaign called DrainerBot, which is hidden spends Internet traffic of mobile devices on Android. Found malicious code embedded in hundreds of mobile applications, and right now the virus can steal your data and reduce the charge level of the smartphone.

Android-вирусы захватили миллионы смартфонов: разряжают батарею и воруют трафик

The constant work of these programs consumes up to 10 gigabytes of Internet traffic per month. Also, the device quickly loses charge, even when the harmful app is not running. It is worth noting that some users use 10 GB of mobile data traffic per month, and the virus consume less. However, Google again failed to detect viruses in apps that developers create and upload to Google Play.

Among the infected apps, the researchers called Solitaire: 4 Seasons (Full), VertexClub, Perfect365, Touch ‘n’ Beat — Cinema and Draw Clash of Clans. It is worth noting that these apps are quite popular, and users downloaded the application in the amount of more than a few million times.

Android-вирусы захватили миллионы смартфонов: разряжают батарею и воруют трафик

Recall that programmers managed to install Android on Nintendo Switch. It is reported that the game console now can work as a full-fledged tablet. However, some functionality was unavailable because of incompatibility with the chipset Android Nintendo.

Earlier Znayu reported that Viber will suddenly be paid. It is reported that for the owners of the bots created a new payment. Now they have to pay about 4500 dollars every month for the stable operation of their bot. However, ordinary users are not affected. Most likely, the bots will be much less.

Znayu wrote that some iPhone apps transmit your data to the company Facebook. In the turn the largest social network transmits these data to third parties. Thus, a third-party company create ads that display in Facebook and octalink applications.

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