Millions of smartphones deliberately infected with a Trojan under the guise of a planned update


The Chinese company Gionee does not once flashed in news bulletins: then her the founder spent a huge amount of money (his and company) in casino then the manufacturer was officially declared bankrupt. AND now the company representatives were sentenced to jail time.

For what?

The court’s decision was found in China’s judicial database, and it concerns illegal software. As it turned out, Shenzhen Zhipu Technology Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Gionee, deliberately deployed Trojans on Gionee smartphones masking them for a planned update of the Story Lock Screen application. IN as a result, she received money from unwanted advertising and other malicious actions without the user’s knowledge.

The first «infestations» appeared in December 2018, work was carried out until october 2019. For this time the company earned about 4.2 million dollars at costs less than 1.3 million and infected 21.75 million smartphones.

IN As a result, the court sentenced four representatives of Shenzhen Zhipu Technology to imprisonment for term from 3 to 3.5 years and fine in size 200 000 RMB (about 30 thousand US dollars).

Source: GSMArena

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