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Trojan Comes Preinstalled on More than 40 Cheap Android Device Models

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Some of the cheap Android device models comes preinstalled with Trojan Android.Triada.231 that infects Android system component Zygote where all the Android application process derived.

The Trojan injects into the module and capable of performing various malicious activities such as stealing confidential information without user’s intervention.

Security researchers from Drweb Discovered the trojan dubbed Android.Triada.231 in the middle of 2017. Now they identified another 40 devices infected with the trojan.

Researchers said “The key feature of Android.Triada.231 is that cybercriminals inject this Trojan into the libandroid_runtime.so system library. They do not distribute the Trojan as a separate program. As a result, the malicious application penetrates the device firmware during manufacture. Users receive their devices already infected from the box.”

Infected – Cheap Android device

Leagoo M5
Leagoo M5 Plus
Leagoo M5 Edge
Leagoo M8
Leagoo M8 Pro
Leagoo Z5C
Leagoo T1 Plus
Leagoo Z3C
Leagoo Z1C
Leagoo M9
ARK Benefit M8
Zopo Speed 7 Plus
Doogee X5 Max
Doogee X5 Max Pro
Doogee Shoot 1
Doogee Shoot 2
Tecno W2
Homtom HT16
Umi London
Kiano Elegance 5.1
iLife Fivo Lite
Mito A39
Vertex Impress InTouch 4G
Vertex Impress Genius
myPhone Hammer Energy
Advan S5E NXT
Advan S4Z
Advan i5E
Tesla SP6.2
Cubot Rainbow
Haier T51
Cherry Mobile Flare S5
Cherry Mobile Flare J2S
Cherry Mobile Flare P1
Pelitt T1 PLUS
Prestigio Grace M5 LTE
BQ 5510

The best method to get rid of the Trojan infection is to install the clean Android firmware.

Source : GBHackers

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