“At least 10 million Android devices have been infected by malware called HummingBad, according to cybersecurity software maker Check Point,” Daniel Van Boom reports for CNET.

“The malware installs a piece of software called a rootkit onto infected Android devices, giving cybercriminals administrative-level access to smartphones,” Van Boom reports. “This access is used to generate fraudulent advertising revenue — apparently up to $300,000 per month — through the forced downloading of apps and clicking of ads.”

Van Boom reports, “But it’s not just fake ad revenue at stake here because the group is able to sell access to phones and give away information held on them, Check Point said.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Those infected should’ve bought a real iPhone.

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