Posts Tagged ‘Android-botnet’

Android HackedExplorers of the site BBC, referring to the Chinese news agency Xinhua, reported the discovery of the largest to date mobile botnet, which includes more than a million smart phones belonging to the Chinese people.

Used for the rapid spread of ‘Trojan’ application that unnoticed for smartphones and tablets during the installation of new programs. After that botnet operators can remotely control a compromised device, download personal data from the memory cell phone and use it to send spam, launch denial-of-service attacks and other malicious activity.

According to experts, the ‘at risk’ were owners of the devices based on the platform Android, has a dominant position in the rapidly growing Chinese market for mobile operating systems. Android-compatible devices are traditionally considered more vulnerable than smartphones running iOS. The reason for that is the openness of the mobile platform and the absence of serious control over the applications published on the site Google Play. (more…)