back to article HummingBad malware returns in new, more annoying variant

The HummingBad malware first discovered in February 2016 is making a return visit to the charts. The original was cleaned up, but not before the malware's authors Yingmob racked up around US$300,000 per month at its peak. Check Point Software Technologies says it's spotted the return version, which it's dubbed HummingWhale, …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "the authors have added better ad fraud capabilities to the code"

    It uses VMs, downloads malware by the dozen, and doesn't even have to root the phone.

    And you still want us to not install adblockers ?

    Thank goodness those Play stores are so severely scrutinized and controlled to avoid letting a copy of something Google wants to keep for itself piece of malware through.

    (yes, I did read that they removed the offending apps - it still means that had to remove them instead of blocking them at submission, which is what a proper control should have done)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Insert Android malware FUD

    At least once a day insert Android malware FUD.

  3. tiggity Silver badge

    I'm conflicted

    Nasty unwanted malware on phones

    But.. malware is ripping off the vile ad mongers.

    I dislike malware but also dislike ads (especially on mobile devices) and this malware is gouging ad folks

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