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'DeathRing' malware found pre-installed on smartphones


Dark Reading - (International) Researchers with Lookout published a report that found that low-cost and counterfeit smartphones manufactured in Asia and Africa that come with a piece of pre-loaded malware known as DeathRing originates from China. The command and control server for the malware appears to be offline, and the malware could be used for SMS or browser phishing.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:22:40