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HummingBad is Android malware, discovered by Check Point in February 2016.[1]

In July 2016, researchers from security firm Check Point Software said the malware installs more than 50,000 fraudulent apps each day, displays 20 million malicious advertisements, and generates more than $300,000 per month in revenue.[2][3] The research pointed out the Yingmob group, previously accused of being responsible for the Yispecter iOS malware, as responsible for the attack.[4]

Lookout claimed the HummingBad malware was also a part of the Shedun family, however, these claims were refuted.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "HummingBad: A Persistent Mobile Chain Attack". 4 February 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  2. ^ Dan Goodin - Jul 7, 2016 5:50 pm UTC (2016-07-07). "10 million Android phones infected by all-powerful auto-rooting apps". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  3. ^ "From HummingBad to Worse: New In-Depth Details and Analysis of the HummingBad Android Malware Campaign". Check Point Blog. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  4. ^ "YiSpecter: First iOS Malware That Attacks Non-jailbroken Apple iOS Devices by Abusing Private APIs - Palo Alto Networks Blog". Palo Alto Networks Blog. 2015-10-04. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  5. ^ "Another month, another new rooting malware family for Android". Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  6. ^ "DIY Attribution, Classification, and In-depth Analysis of Mobile Malware". 11 July 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.