New Mirai like botnet for Android infects thousands just in one weekend

A new botnet has infected more than 7,400 Android devices. The new botnet, named ADB.miner, emerged into the cyber web this weekend searching for Android devices to turn them in Monero crypto coin miners.
This botnet hits every Android trough port 5555 – the port used for native Android Debug Bridge (ADB) – which is an interface that grants access to some of the operating system’s most sensitive features. All devices running Android are affected by this threat, from TV top boxes, smart TVs all the way through smartphones.
ADB.miner is exceptionally aggressive, and it’s having a good grown each day thanks to its worm-like behavior that is constantly scanning the Internet for new victims from the infected devices.

Most of the infected devices are located in China (~40%) and South Korea (~30%). This botnet has infected mostly “TV-related” devices, rather than smartphones.
ADB.miner is the first Android malware strain that adopted code from Mirai, a strain of Linux-based malware that was used only on networking and IoT devices. ADB.miner is using some of Mirai’s port scanning code.

For now, our cybersecurity team doesn’t know for sure what vulnerability ADB.miner exploits in Android Debug Bridge (ADB). It is most likely that the ABD.miner affects the core of the Android ADB component itself.
This is ABD.miner Wallet address:
44XT4KvmobTQfeWa6PCQF5RDosr2MLWm43AsaE3o5iNRXXTfDbYk2VPHTVedTQHZyfXNzMn8YYF2466d3FSDT7gJS8gdHAr
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