Android Gets Malware from Chinese Adware

The Android camp has been exploited once again with a Malware - this time from China. HummindBad has infected only 10 Million devices. This malware doesn't steal a bunch of data, instead it is used to generate fraudulent advertising revenue by indicating that you have viewed certain ads - or clicked on them, thus making the advertising firm more money. It only makes the company $300,000 a month - so it's not that impressive.

The bulk of victims are in China and India, with 1.6 million and 1.35 million cases respectively. The Philippines, Indonesia and Turkey are toward the top of the list, too. The US has 288,800 infected devices. The UK and Australia each have fewer than 100,000 devices affected.

Source: CNET