Active mobile botnet enslaves thousands of Android devices

By | February 10, 2012

Source: Help Net Security

by Zeljka Zorz

In this article “A trojanized Android application for configuring phone settings has been enslaving the devices of the customers of China’s two largest mobile carriers into a botnet numbering hundreds of thousands of compromised devices, says Symantec researchers.

“This is not the first example of an active, revenue-generating Android botnet we have seen. However, considering the huge market for Android apps, the availability of third-party app stores without security checks, and the massive revenue which can be generated from this type of botnet, Android.Bmaster’s million-dollar botnet certainly won’t be the last,” concluded the researchers.”

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