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New Android Malware Infects Over 9 Million Devices, Through 190 Different Apps

If you own a Huawei phone, chances are that you make use of its App Gallery. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that people that make use of this feature have almost definitely had their devices infected with a new form of malware. This new Android malware is a Trojan that might be on your phone already and you wouldn’t know about it because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up posing as one out of 190 different apps.

Dr. Web found this malware recently, and discovered that it was an altered form of the well known Cynos malware. The main purpose of this malware is to obtain sensitive information from users and the like, which makes it extremely important for you to get rid of the malware if you happen to have it on your device.

One thing that might make a lot of people breathe a sigh of relief is the fact that Dr. Web told Huawei about the issue, and they acted quickly to get rid of it immediately. What that basically means is that you can now use the App Gallery with your mind at ease because it no longer contains a malware that could infect your device and resulting in quite a bit of your personal information being stolen.

However, the people that did manage to get the malware would still have in on their phones. You should go through your phone to see if there are any apps that you don’t recognize, and if that is the case then you should delete it immediately. Over 9.3 million devices have been infected with the malware, so there is a strong likelihood that you have too and taking precautions now can help minimize the damage that it can cause.


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