1. PantherBlitz's Avatar
    The article does not say where the devices were distributed or how many, if any, made it into the hands of users.

    "The Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention has recently detected a severe infection in 36 Android devices, belonging to a large telecommunications company and a multinational technology company. While this is not unusual, one detail of the attacks stands out. In all instances, the malware was not downloaded to the device as a result of the users’ use, it arrived with it.

    According to the findings, the malware were already present on the devices even before the users received them. The malicious apps were not part of the official ROM supplied by the vendor, and were added somewhere along the supply chain. Six of the malware instances were added by a malicious actor to the device’s ROM using system privileges, meaning they couldn’t be removed by the user and the device had to be re-flashed."

    Preinstalled Malware Targeting Mobile Users | Check Point Blog
    03-13-17 10:42 AM
  2. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    If these phones came from BLU and are being used by Billy Bob's communications.... very different story than they are Samsung phones being used by IBM.
    03-13-17 11:19 AM
  3. PantherBlitz's Avatar
    Yeah, they mention the Samsung phones but not who ended up with them.
    03-13-17 12:50 PM
  4. Jake2826's Avatar
    Here's a list of devices that malware was found to be pre-installed on.

    03-27-17 04:59 PM

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