CopyCat Malware has Infected 14 Million Android Smartphones Across the Globe

CopyCat Malware has Infected 14 Million Android Smartphones Across the Globe

    

CopyCat Malware has Infected 14 Million Android Smartphones Across the Globe
CopyCat Malware is a new virus spreading to Android smartphones across the globe. According to a security firm Checkpoint, the malware has already spread to nearly 14 million Android devices, more than half of which are found in Asia. And nearly 4.9 million devices have fraudulent applications installed, while owners of 3.8 million devices have to deal with the advertisements served by the malware.

The CopyCat Malware is an auto ad-clicking malware, which automatically clicks ads when you're on the infected app. That said, they have managed to earn around $1.5 million in ad revenue. 


Hackers are capable of rooting the device, serving fraudulent advertisements, installing fraudulent applications, and stealing app installation credits. The CheckPoint firm says that installing the apps directly from the Google Play Store should prevent the device from being infected.

So, to stay secured and away from these apps, check out the reviews for the app and game before downloading it. And if you find a bad review, then ignore the app. 



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