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Experts Views On 25 Million Android Phones Infected With Malware That 'Hides In WhatsApp'

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It has been reported that as many as 25 million Android phones have been hit with malware that replaces installed apps like WhatsApp with evil versions that serve up adverts according to Check Point. Dubbed Agent Smith, the malware abuses previously-known weaknesses in the Android operating system, making updating to the latest, patched version of Google's operating system a priority. The malware has spread via a third party app store 9apps.com, which is owned by China’s Alibaba, rather than the official Google Play store.    Most victims are based in India, where as many as 15 million were infected. But there are more than 300,000 in the U.S., with another 137,000 in the U.K., making this one of the more severe threats to have hit Google's operating system in recent memory.