Malware of this family uses advertising as its main monetization method. The malware uses different methods to display as many ads as possible to the user, including by installing new hidden adware. By taking advantage of superuser rights, the malware can hide in the system folder, making it very difficult to delete.
Geographical distribution of attacks by the Trojan.AndroidOS.Hiddad family
Top 10 countries with most attacked users (% of total attacks)
* Percentage among all unique Kaspersky users worldwide attacked by this malware