A Chinese Ad Firm Is Using Malware to Get More Clicks 

In all, the researchers estimate that Yingmob is making $300,000 a month from its campaignThis malware allows the injection of adverts into victims’ devices. Whenever someone clicks on one of these adverts, Yingmob gets paid, just like a typical advertising campaign.The first infection method Check Point came across was a “drive-by-download,” whereby Yingmob’s malware targets a victim when they visit a malicious website, then proceeds to download malicious apps onto their device. In its analysis, Check Point writes that nearly 10 million people are using malicious Android apps made by Yingmob.

Source: A Chinese Ad Firm Is Using Malware to Get More Clicks | Motherboard

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