Amazon is making the news this month for selling tablets from third party budget manufactures in China. Why you may ask? These $40 tablets were pre-loaded with malware. The discovered Trojan horse, Cloudsota, allows hackers to remotely take control of the tablet, disable anti-virus applications, and engage in malicious activities without the owner’s permission. Researcher Cheetah Mobile believes that the hackers are in China and, as of now, there is no knowledge on how the malware was installed.
Thousands of people have purchased these infected products in 153 countries, with the United States, Mexico and Turkey being the most impacted.
If you have purchased an infected tablet, Cheetah Mobile has provided instructions on how to remove the malware from your tablet here.
Source: International Business Times