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Virus Hides In Whatsapp And Installs Malicious Apps On Your Android Phone – Stuff

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It is known to affect up to 25 million users in countries like US, UK and India

Android users need to be careful of a malware threat that is affecting millions of devices.

Security experts are warning that as many as 25 million Android users have been infected by the malware dubbed “Agent Smith”. Having the same name as the iconic villain from The Matrix films, the malware replaces apps such as Whatsapp with fake ones that generate ad revenue for the owners of the program.

While users in the UK, US and Australia have been impacted, it has mainly affected those in India and Asian countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh. Users were alerted about the Android security threat by experts at Check Point in their blog post.

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