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Newly-Discovered Android Malware Hummer Reaps $500,000 Daily for Chinese Hackers

A smart-phone Trojan malware that proliferates while loading malevolent games, applications as well as consistently produces pop-up ads on the victims' phones has been found yielding a massive $500K daily to its creators.

The Trojan dubbed Hummer, which once infects any mobile phone, proceeds to root the phone for acquiring the device's admin rights. Subsequently, it continually pops up adverts while clandestinely loads unwanted or unnecessary apps invisibly that uses up plentiful network traffic.

Because Hummer gets to control the device wholly, it can't be thoroughly cleared with the usual anti-virus programs - even carrying out one factory reset for its host device does not help the device to become free of it. Virusguides.com posted this online dated June 30, 2016.

Also, whenever Hummer loads one fresh app onto the contaminated device, its developers are thought to earn $0.50. While this amount may seem very small, Hummer's proliferation indicates those behind it make good money.

From 2016 beginning, the Trojan malware has obtained a mean of 1,187,722 fresh contaminations each day that's nearly two-times the infections by GhostPush malware (691,079 fresh phones) its nearest rival.

And with reference to Whois history pertaining to web addresses utilized within Hummer's C&C structure, specialists from Cheetah Mobile report discovering many of these domains having a connection with an individual's e-mail id living inside mainland China.

Furthermore according to the experts, the Hummer Trojan family's emergence has been from the online industry chain of the covert type within China. This observation is from the Hummer's codes which some inadvertent person from the criminal gang responsible for the Trojan uploaded onto a platform of the open-source kind.

Security researchers following an assessment of the malicious program's different samples found that Hummer self-disseminates utilizing various infection points and domain names via 3rd-party application stores wherein end-users get duped into taking down sinister, phony editions of widely used apps like YouTube.

Malicious software keeps on being one vital issue for Android phones while there have been different cases of malware doing a whole lot of things from adding an end-user's mobile to a botnet to stealing bank information.

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