ANDROIDOS|GODLESS on 850K Android devices |
ANDROIDOS|GODLESS on 850K Android devices Apps distributed from Google PlayStore An advisory posted on the Trend Micro Security blog states that 90% of Android devices (any Android 5.1 build or lower) are vulnerable to a remote exploit that can apparently attempt to be stealthy while rooting the device. It's called Godless, and it has already impacted close to a million devices world-wide. India and Southeast Asia are feeling the wrath, with that region responsible for over 70% of the devices reported thus far. A chart showing pain...lots of pain Mobile Threats Analyst, Veo Zhang: We came across a family of mobile malware called Godless (detected as ANDROIDOS_GODLESS.HRX) that has a set of rooting exploits in its pockets. By having multiple exploits to use, Godless can target virtually any Android device running on Android 5.1 (Lollipop) or earlier. As of this writing, almost 90% of Android devices run on affected versions. Based on the data gathered from