Ad revenue-stealing ‘CopyCat’ malware discovered on 14M+ Android devices


A recently discovered form of malware has infected more than 14 million Android devices worldwide and is believed to have earned the hackers behind the campaign about $1.5 million in fake-ad revenues over the last two months. Researchers at Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., which dubbed the malware “CopyCat,” said the malware has spread by use of phishing scams and through bundling with popular apps offered for download on third-party app stores.

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