Budget smartphone brand Gionee made more than US$4 million after employees infected 20 million phones with malware

//Budget smartphone brand Gionee made more than US$4 million after employees infected 20 million phones with malware

Budget smartphone brand Gionee made more than US$4 million after employees infected 20 million phones with malware

A court in China last week sentenced four people to between 3 and 3.5 years in prison for infecting 20 million smartphones of budget brand Gionee with malware, reviving fears over the safety and security of budget Chinese smartphones.This is not the first time that cheap Chinese smartphones have been infected with malicious code – but this time the parties that implanted the malware were employees of the company itself.The four sentenced were employees of a Gionee subsidiary, Shenzhen Zhipu…

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By | 2020-12-11T05:37:13+00:00 December 11th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Budget smartphone brand Gionee made more than US$4 million after employees infected 20 million phones with malware