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Major Android botnet attack in China

All of here at BVA know that in todays world tech viruses are inevitable, here is the latest one to catch our eye. Some Chinese Android users (roughly 1 million of them) have become victims of Trojan-based botnet attack. Kingsoft Duba was the security firm that first noticed it back in 2011. ‘Android.Troj.mdk’ is said to have been hidden in 7,000 apps and once it infected the phone the victims smartphone hackers could remotely control it. From there they could install other apps along with take sensitive data like contact lists, messages, videos, and anything else the device had stored on it. This virus has, for the most part, been confined to China like another Android botnet Rootstrap that infected about 100,000 mobile devices through SMS messages last year.

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