Asian Smartphone Malware Threat Identified

Palo Alto Networks said it has discovered a threat emerging from China and other Asian countries, where hackers are going to the extreme of building their own ad networks. Their goal is to trick developers into embedding the networks' code in their apps, unwittingly opening a door for malware to be pushed through alongside legitimate ads, according to Wade Williamson, a senior security analyst with the Santa Clara, California-based company.