The Dirty Cow Malware has been found in more than 1,200 malicious Android apps affecting 5,000 users in 40 countries, more than a year after the vulnerability first became known. The malware has several functions such as adding a back door, intercepting payments between the device owner and the carrier, sending funds to a dummy corporation. According to security experts, the Dirty Cow can give the attacker root access and it was designed to exploit the Dirty Cow vulnerability (CVE-2016-5195). According to the data gathered by Trend Micro, more than 1200 malicious apps that carry the malware was found in malicious websites with an existing rootkit that exploits Dirty Cow and they were disguised as pornography and game apps.
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