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Google Bans 300 Infected Android Apps Used in WireX DDoS Attacks
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Google Bans 300 Infected Android Apps Used in WireX DDoS Attacks
30 August 2017, 10:39 am

Security researchers have uncovered new malware targeting Android devices, which are then being used as part of the WireX botnet to launch DDoS attacks against a series of targets.

Content delivery network provider Akamai came across the malware when investigating an attack launched against a client in mid-August, revealing that the first signs of DDoS attacks based on the Android malware infection were spotted on August 2.

The infection, however, was only in its early stages at that point, so the malware only became more prominent when the number of targets increased and more devices were compromised.

The malware that’s used to infect Android devices has been injected into various apps from popular categories, including video players, ringtone tools, and resource managers, which are particularly searched for on Android. Once infected, a device was u... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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