A Mining Botnet Has Affected 5,000 Android Users in Just 24 Hours

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If you have an Android phone, you may want to be extra careful. A malware creator has figured out an all new way to infect devices. It mines digital coins for the attackers using your Android device. It’s quickly taking over as well, as 5,000 users have been affected by this mining botnet within a 24-hour time period. If you have Internet port 5555 open, it can happen to you, too. The Takeover This particular malware is said to have worm-like capabilities. Because of that, it can spread with or without you, according to the Chinese security firm Netlab’s researchers.

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