Ghost Push Android malware infects 1.3m phones per day

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/22
By: Esme Jiang and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Sept. 22 (CNA) Cheetah Mobile, a well-known developer of Android apps and 201509220034t0002utilities, recently released a warning that it has discovered a new malware dubbed “Ghost Push,” which infects an estimated 1.3 million Android-based mobile phones globally per day, including many in Taiwan.

The malware is being distributed through non-Google app stores and has managed to infect 14,846 types of phones and 3,658 brands, according to Cheetah Mobile’s security research lab.

The most affected users have been identified as residing in countries like the United States, India, China and Mexico, it said.

It was reported that some users in Taiwan have also been affected by the malware.     [FULL  STORY]

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