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Initially, the botnet was discovered in 2011 and now it has been introduced in about seven thousand applications for Android.

Researchers in the field of information security in China warn users of devices based on Android the discovery of large-scale botnet aimed at the platform. The botnet has got more than a million gadgets.

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Originally the botnet was discovered in 2011 and now it has been introduced in about seven thousand applications for Android. Once infecting the smartphone, an attacker can control the device of the victim, download contacts and SMS-messages. In addition, the botnet spreads adware and unwanted loads on a smartphone application. Experts advise users to be careful about what applications they install on their devices and any authorization request is found in these programs, in particular access to SMS-messages and other content.