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Report: Chinese Ads Using Malware on Mobile To Generate $300,000 P/Month

     
10:31 am on Jul 5, 2016 (gmt 0)

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According to a report, a Chinese ad agency is employing malware on Android mobiles to rake in an estimated $300,000 per month.
Once a user has an infected device the malware installs more apps to compound the issue.

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Only recently I added anti-virus protection to my Android device as i'd thought it wasn't a problem, however, it's clear that this, and others are targeting the weakest points.
6:59 am on July 25, 2016 (gmt 0)

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As Google says, they're activly blocking this threat. Wonder how so many installs of this malware happened then? Unless some ISPs are not serving the Android updates on time. I just updated to Marshmellow 6.0 which is the latest for my phone.

I keep the box checked that stops installation of any non-Google Play Store app as well as run the anti-virus app Lookout.

I also nevet click ads... not on purpose anyway.