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Viking Horde botnet malware lurks on Google Play

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, May 10, 2016.

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    Five apps on Google Play carry Viking Horde, a new malware family that ropes Android devices into an ad-clicking botnet, but can also make them send out spam, send SMS messages to premium-rate numbers, download additional apps, and even participate in DDoS attacks. The discovery was made by Check Point researchers, and they have notified Google about it on May 5, but as I’m writing this, the apps are still available on Android’s official app … More →

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