The Hacker News reported that "a team of security researchers from several security firms have uncovered a new, widespread botnet that consists of tens of thousands of hacked Android smartphones.
"Dubbed WireX, detected as 'Android Clicker,' the botnet network primarily includes infected Android devices running one of the hundreds of malicious apps installed from Google Play Store and is designed to conduct massive application layer DDoS attacks.
"The 'WireX' botnet had already infected over 120,000 Android smartphones at its peak earlier this month, and on August 17, researchers noticed a massive DDoS attack (primarily HTTP GET requests) originated from more than 70,000 infected mobile devices from over 100 countries."
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