There have been many assumptions and hidden studies that have always cautioned people all over the world about unauthorized access through China-made mobile phones and devices. Mostly on basis of data mining, several nations, such as the United States of America, India, Australia, have already prohibited most of those Chinese applications. Not only that, several telephone manufacturers have already been speculated about this activity, but the latest revelation has really stunned the world. If you are one of those who uses a Gionee phone, do read till the end.
Gionee infects mobile phones of its users with Trojan Horses
In China, the court released its decision on a controversial topic concerning Gionee phones. A verdict was finally released, according to a study published by the China Judgment Document Network, on the illegal control of information systems discovered to have been performed on Gionee’s smartphones.
More than 20 million Gionee phones were deliberately diagnosed with Trojan horse infections via an app between December 2018 and October 2019, as per court records. The app becomes a weapon by unrequested advertising and other illegal means to benefit from users.
What court has found about the intentions of Gionee?
The court determined that by upgrading the “Story Lock Screen” software, Beijing Baice Technology Co., Ltd. worked with defendant Shenzhen Zhipu Technology Co., Ltd. (a subsidiary of Gionee) to inject Trojan horse programs into users’ Gionee phones. Using the Pull process, the software is automatically modified on the affected Gionee mobile phones without the user’s knowledge.
When were the activities carried out by Gionee?
In December 2018, Wang Dengke suggested implanting the hot update plug-in “Dark Horse Platform” into
apps such as “Story Lock Screen” due to the inefficiency of the current “pull” process. The app and its Trojan plug-in SDK version were updated, and then the “Dark Horse Platform” was used to install and update the “Living Trojan Horse” without the knowledge of the user, thereby enhancing the Pull job’s effectiveness. It was later that month
that the plan was adopted.
Both Beijing Baice Company and Shenzhen Zhipu Company successfully conducted “pull operations” a total of 2.88 billion times from December 2018 to October 2019. As of April 2019, there were over 21.75 million devices affected by the monthly “pull activity,” of which 26,519,921 Gionee cell phones were involved in October 2019 alone.
Massive Profit was taken by the companies
“The companies are projected to have gained RMB 27.85 million from the “pulling” sector of Beijing Baice Company in terms of sales, while their estimated expenses are set at 8.425 million yuan.
The ruling of the court against the breach by Company
The court ruled that the accused Shenzhen Zhipu Technology Co., Ltd. perpetrated the offense of unfairly regulating the system data system; the accused Xu Li, Zhu Ying, Jia Zhengqiang, and Pan Qi was found guilty of illegal control of the computer information system and sentenced them for three years and six months in jail, each with a fine of 200,000 yuan.