- Jan 30, 2012
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- iPhone 7 Plus JB
AVG, the internet security firm has announced the discovery of a new piece of malware that is targeting Android Smartphones.
The malware, known as the PowerOffHijack, hijacks the shutdown process making it appear that your rooted device has turned off. The device is not off. It just looks as if it is. Now, the malware starts stealing data.
Based on the way the malware operates, it's unlikely that users will be aware that the malware has infected their device. When powering down, users are presented with their regular shutdown animation, which makes it look as if the device is about to shut down as normal.
AVG, states that the malware originated in China where it is thought to have infected more than 10,000 devices.
For more info, head over to AVG where they posted snippets of the actual code.