More than 25 million Android devices infected with ‘Agent Smith’ malware

Researchers say, ‘This application was as malicious as they come’

 

PSA: Security researchers have discovered a new malware infecting more than 25 million Android devices. Dubbed “Agent Smith,” the code makes its way on to a device through sketchy apps and then disguises itself as a Google-related application.

 

According to a press release from security firm Check Point, once Agent Smith is active on the device, the malware looks for common apps and replaces them with malicious versions. The altered apps show fraudulent ads for financial gain.

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