Agent Smith: Understanding the Adware that infected 25 million smartphones
By Karan Kumar • 12/07/2019 at 11:11AM
The smartphones affected through this malware are mostly based in India. Other Asian countries such as Pakistan and Bangladesh have also been impacted from this attack.
A security firm has discovered a new variant of mobile malware that has quietly infected around 25 million devices. 15 million mobile devices has been infected by the malware in India. This malware termed Agent Smith gets downloaded into smartphones from a third party app store 9Apps. The malware has targeted mostly Hindi, Arabic, Russian, Indonesian speaking users.