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Computers components and other electronics imports may increasingly contain malicious software, according to a Congressional cyber-security expert, adding to the growing list of cyber-security threats affecting the U.S. government.

Hackers may be able to inject bad code into components imported from overseas plants, planting tools to help them launch cyber attacks on the U.S., according to Representative Jim Langevin (D., R.I.).

"Corrupting hardware and software is embedded in the supply chain," Langevin said. "We have a real challenge on our hands to better secure the supply chain."

It seems that malware is becoming a regular thing for Android base devices. This is something that Google should look into seriously if they really want to maintain their status as a major player in the mobile market.

ZeuS, also known as ZBot, is one of most well-known malware in the industry. The main purpose of this malware is to steal information, primarily banking credentials that are used to perform electronic fraud. In September of 2010 a new variant of ZeuS was discovered targeting mobile devices (Symbian, Blackberry and Windows Mobile) which basically will intercept SMS’s sent to the user by the bank and forward the captured mTANs to a remote server in order to defeat the SMS-based banking two-factor authentication.