These 42 Phones Are Shipped With Triada Banking Virus

Who would thought that a brand new phone he or she bought came with a virus as it was shipped? This is exactly what is Happening now and some phone manufacturers are to be blamed. There is a new security report from Russia that about 42 smartphones are shipped with a banking Trojan virus called 'Triada'.
Phones shipped with virus
It's a bad news for those who love budget phones, especially from not-so-popular brands, like Leagoo.

According to a Russia-based antivirus vendor—Dr. Web, over 42 Android smartphones have been shipped with a trada Android banking trojan.

Once present can root devices and make it impossible for you to get rid of it without reinstalling the operating system. As stated in the report, the key feature of Android.Triada.231 is that cybercriminals inject this Trojan into the system library. The virus is not relatively new in the industry but it's very dangerous as it can still your banking information and other private info you type with your phone.

So, are the manufacturers to blame? According to the reports:

Although the blame should mainly go to the third party software developers who inject malware alongside the applications that come with the phones. In their words:

“This [software development] company provided Leagoo with one of its applications to be included into an image of the mobile operating system, as well as with an instruction to add third-party code into the system libraries before their compilation.”

But the phone manufacturers should also get some blame because it's their responsibility to test their devices before shipping them.

Having said that, here are the 42 smartphones that have been affected so far.

Leagoo M5
Leagoo M5 Plus
Leagoo M5 Edge
Leagoo M8
Leagoo M8 Pro
Leagoo Z5C
Leagoo T1 Plus
Leagoo Z3C
Leagoo Z1C
Leagoo M9
ARK Benefit M8
Zopo Speed 7 Plus
Doogee X5 Max
Doogee X5 Max Pro
Doogee Shoot 1
Doogee Shoot 2
Tecno W2
Homtom HT16
Umi London
Kiano Elegance 5.1
iLife Fivo Lite
Mito A39
Vertex Impress InTouch 4G
Vertex Impress Genius
Advan S5E NXT
Advan S4Z
Advan i5E
Tesla SP6.2
Cubot Rainbow
Haier T51
Cherry Mobile Flare S5
Cherry Mobile Flare J2S
Cherry Mobile Flare P1
Pelitt T1 PLUS
Prestigio Grace M5 LTE
BQ 5510

Personally, I think the surprise inclusion on this list is the Tecno W2. However, LEAGOO products made up a large number of the list.

MUST READ: Tips To Make Your Phone Free From Virus.

Which of these phones are you using? What will you do now? Remember the only option or step needed to get rid of the virus is to install a new software or clean custom rom of the phone in question.

1 comment:

  1. This is really bad... Their may be more phones infected that haven't been discovered yet................ Krobo