Millions of Android Phones Pre-Installed with Malware, Warns Cybersecurity Experts

Millions of Android Phones Pre-Installed with Malware, Warns Cybersecurity Experts

One of the most significant risks posed by the malware is a plugin that allows the buyer to take control of a device for up to five minutes and use it as an “exit node.” Researchers from Trend Micro said that the attack affected nearly nine million devices worldwide, with the majority located in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. Although the researchers did not name the attackers, they suggested that China may be involved in the attack.