A dangerous information-stealing malware has infected over nine million Android devices, security experts have warned. A modified version of the Cynos trojan, which has been specifically designed to steal sensitive user data, was discovered on over 190 apps installed on around 9.3million devices Dr Web reportedly notified Huawei, a Chinese tech company, about threat and worked to remove the infected apps from the AppGallery.
A spokesperson for Huawei told the outlet that they were aware of Android threat and were working to removeinfected apps.
“AppGallery’s built-in security system swiftly identified the potential risk within these apps. We are now actively working with affected developers to troubleshoot their apps.
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If you have any installed on your phone.
Some versions of the malware function by asking for permission to access unusual features on a user’s phone.