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Built-in viruses were discovered on 45 smartphone models

5.04.2018, 10:42

Malicious programs are placed on Chinese manufacture’s gadgets.

Engineers in the expert antivirus firm “Doctor Web” inspected several dozen protocols of smartphones and remarks that the malicious software was set in them at the production stage This software was built in 45 models of smartphones. This hazardous software was determined because of requests from smartphone owners to an antivirus firm.

Doctor Web is a Russian IT-security resolution vendor which establish the Doctor Web anti-virus software for businesses and personal application, as well as anti-virus as a service since 1992. In the middle of 2017, Doctor Web engineers found out a new Trojan Android.Triada.231 in the firmware of some cheap protocols of Android devices. Since this discovering, the list of infected models has been gradually rising to 45 until now.

Doctor Web
Source: Kompkimi.ru

In the director Boris Sharov’s words, the virus is thriving in the system area, in which no circumstances could it get from the outside. Experts also clarified the server in which the user’s data was expectedly sent. With them, any spyware could be downloaded. The experts at “Dr. Web” had previously pronounced the extension of the virus, “BankBot” in Android phones, which was established specifically to steal data, details, and passwords for bank cards that linked to their phones and smart devices.

According to “RIA Novosti”, hundreds of thousands of users over the world can be the receiving end of those scammers. The threat is discovered on gadgets of Chinese brands that are not so catch-on in Russia but gain currency in other countries. Those models belong to smartphones Leagoo, Zopo Speed 7 Plus, Umi London, UHANS A101, Doogee, CherryMobile Flare and others. Problems were inspected and observed in them and they are also operated on the platform of the Android operating system.

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