Hummer Trojan Installs Porn App On Your Android Devices
Hummer Trojan Installs Porn App On Your Android Devices

Security researchers at Cheetah Mobile have published warnings against a newly found mobile phone trojan family, known as “Hummer” which automatically installs porn app on the infected Android devices.

Hummer Trojan Installs Porn App On Your Android Devices

Experts of the Cheetah Mobile have issued warnings against a newly found mobile phone trojan family, known as “Hummer”. A malicious software which is capable of obtaining root access, and can upload pornographic applications and display pop-up advertising banners. In the first half of 2016, the maximum number of the infected Android devices has reached 1.4 million (63 thousand. In China alone).

The security researchers at Cheetah Mobile claimed that this trojan family is one of the largest ever, with millions of Android devices infected around the world. According to the Cheetah Mobile’s appraisal, if the virus developer were able to make $0.50 (the average cost of getting a new installation) every time the virus installed an app on an Android device, the group behind this trojan family would be able to make over $500,000 daily.

Number of phones infected by Hummer
Number of phones infected by Hummer

Since the beginning of 2016, cybercriminals behind the Hummer began to use the 12 domains to update the Trojan and promote it in the market. According to the researchers, multiple domains are associated with Chinese e-mail. After analyzing the source code of the malware, experts have come to the conclusion that it is sponsored by the Chinese developers.

It is quite difficult to completely remove the Hummer from your Android device. Since the Trojan gets the highest level of access on the infected Android device, the usual anti-virus software is not able to clean the infected device. Even the user can’t remove the Hummer after resetting the settings of the Android device to the factory.

However, the Hummer trojan is spreading rapidly throughout the world. Hence, the countries like India, Indonesia, Turkey, and China have witnessed the largest number of infections.

Below is the list of the top 25 countries that have been affected by the Hummer trojan family in 2016:-

top 25 countries that have been affected by the Hummer trojan
top 25 countries that have been affected by the Hummer trojan


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