A new report from security companies Checkpoint and Lookout has said that up to 10 million Android smartphones could have been infected by a malware called HummingBad.
According to the companies, the malware is a rootkit which installs itself deep inside a phone’s operating system to avoid detection and gives its creators complete control over the handset.
When it’s on a person’s phone, HummingBad installs apps on their device and spies on their browsing habits. It also generates fake clicks for online adverts and research suggests it’s making around $300,000 (£232,000) a month for its creators through this. … see more
source: independen UK