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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1046 Android Trojan malware makes hackers $500,000
A prolific piece of Trojan smartphone malware which installs malicious apps, games, and continually pushes pop-up adverts onto victim's phones is making its creators as much as $500,000 per day.

Hummer was first discovered by the Cheetah Mobile Security Research Lab in 2014, but the malware initially lay dormant for many months. However, a blog post by the security researchers details how Hummer started infecting hundreds of thousands of phones in summer last year, before exploding into 2016.

Every time the Trojan installs a new application on the infected devices, it's thought the developers make $0.50. While that may sound like a small amount, the proliferation of Hummer means its creators make big bucks.
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#1046 Android Trojan malware makes hackers $500,000
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#1043 OWASP Application Security Verification Standard 3.0.1 (PDF)
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#1041 Thirty percent of Android devices susceptible to 24 critical vulnerabilities
#1040 KSN Report: Mobile ransomware in 2014-2016
#1039 A massive financial crime and terrorism database has leaked
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#1037 Google's 'FASTER' 9000km, 60Tbps transpacific fiber optics cable completed
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