Android devices targeted by new botnetStaff Writer | February 6, 2018
There is a new botnet targeting Android devices by scanning for open debug ports so it can infect victims with malware that mines the Monero cryptocurrency, Bleeping Computer reported.
Technology The botnet came to life on February 3
Only devices running the Android OS have been infected until now, such as smartphones, smart TVs, and TV top boxes, according to security researchers from Qihoo 360's Network Security Research Lab [Netlab] division, the ones who discovered the botnet, which the named ADB.miner.
Currently, Netlab has detected ADB.miner scans coming from nearly 7,400 unique IP addresses, based on public data collected by Netlab's Scanmon system.
Most IP addresses scanning for other devices (meaning they are already infected) are located in China (~40%) and South Korea (~30%). ■