Kaspersky outs Android malware riding on Google Adsense network

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August 17, 2016
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"More often than not, malware attacks start with conning unsuspecting users into visiting seemingly innocent, even helpful, websites or downloading software. Far more frightening, however, is malware that escapes early detection because it piggybacks on legitimate channels or apps. Such is the case with an Android Trojan reported by security company Kaspersky Lab Solutions called 'Trojan-Banker.AndroidOS.Svpeng.q,' or Svpeng, for short. This particular malware, which attempts to intercept and steal banking information, is spreading on perfectly legit websites through Google's own AdSense advertising network. ... The Svpeng Trojan downloads itself immediately as soon as an infected ad is loaded, regardless of whether the user tapped on it or not." (08/16/16)


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