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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1969 This modular backdoor malware is now the most common threat to Android smartphones
It's taken a whole year for it to be dislodged, but Hummingbad has finally been overtaken as the leading form of mobile malware.

The Hummingbad Android malware is still likely making its creators hundreds of thousands of dollars a month, and continues to infect millions of devices, but the Triada malware has taken the top spot in the first month of the year, Check Point's Threat Impact Index for January has revealed.

Triada is a modular backdoor for Android which grants the malicious actor super-user privileges on the infected device, allowing them to download additional malware and spoof URLs. It's been the second most prolific malware behind Hummingbad for some time, but now crooks have been able to make it the most prolific form of mobile malicious software.
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#1978 Google Project Zero: How we cracked Samsung's DoD and NSA-certified Knox
#1977 AthenaGo RAT uses Tor2Web proxy system to hide C&C server
#1976 DynA-Crypt not only encrypts your files, but also steals your info
#1975 Newly discovered flaw undermines HTTPS connections for almost 1,000 sites
#1974 Finding Ticketbleed
#1973 Google let scammers post a perfectly spoofed Amazon ad in its search results
#1972 The startup paying people to legally hack Uber, Nintendo, and Starbucks just got another $40 million to keep growing
#1971 Fileless attacks against enterprise networks
#1970 Mirai gets a Windows version to boost distribution efforts
#1969 This modular backdoor malware is now the most common threat to Android smartphones
#1968 Mac malware, possibly made in Iran, targets US defense industry
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