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Android Tablets with Pre-Installed Trojan Sold on Amazon

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#1 Nikhil_CV


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Posted 11 November 2015 - 04:32 PM

The Trojan, dubbed “Cloudsota,” allows attackers to take control of infected devices and conduct various activities, including install adware and malware, remove security apps, change the browser homepage, hijack search results, push ads via the boot animation and wallpapers, and open applications. Since the threat has root permissions, it can restore itself after a reboot if the user attempts to remove it from the device.

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 06:14 AM

Shipping mobile devices with pre-installed malware is not a new phenomenon. A report released in 2014 by mobile security firm Lookout showed that malware had been pre-loaded on phones sold in Asia and Africa. A second quarter report published by G Data in September revealed that malware had been found on over two dozen smartphone models from China.

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