Bought an Android TV Box on Amazon? It might be full of malware!
Findings corroborated by a security researcher working for an NGO Electronic Frontier Foundation, Bill Buddington. He even managed to create a list of various corrupt boxes, which include:
- All Winner D95,
- AllWinner T95Max,
- ROXIP X12-Plus,
- RockChip X88-Pro-10.
Together, the infected boxes form a botnet, a group of devices that come under the control of the hacker, which then allows him to carry out various fraudulent activities. These typically range from mining cryptocurrencies to stealing data, to frequent denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks when bypassed by orchestrated attacks.
Unfortunately, if you’re one of those customers who bought one of the boxes mentioned above, the best way to get rid of the malware, according to two experts, is to throw it in the trash. Asked by Deadcrunch, Daniel Milisic also believes, referring to Amazon here, that merchants should focus more on the products being sold. ” I think the only way to alleviate this problem is for retailers to hold themselves to higher standards “, he pleaded. Will you get the message?