BY BHASWATI GUHA MAJUMDER ON 7/13/19 AT 7:32 PM REUTERS
Excerpt: “If you are an Android user then you should know that it is vulnerable to malware attacks, which can cause serious data theft. Recently a new malware called ‘Agent Smith’ is targeting android phones to bombard with advertisements.
As per the reports, this Agent Smith, which was first detected by IT security company Check Point, is also capable of targeting installed applications on android phones to ensure that the malware infection stays the same. After the detection of the malware and the malicious functions, several infected apps have been removed from the Google Play Store.
When Google was alerted to this malware attack, first they identified and then removed 16 apps from the Play Store that were affected by Agent Smith malware. These deleted apps are no longer available for download from the Play Store and there will be no updates available for them also.
The malware, Agent Smith is also capable enough to cling on to other apps and also can make it difficult for the users to identify which app has been infected.”