HackDig : Dig high-quality web security articles for hacker

The Clicking Bot Applications

Cyber crime, like any crime, has its motives; each malware has its own malicious profit. Spyware spies on you. Ransomware demands a ransom to decrypt your private digital data. Phishing Malware phishes for your username, password or account numbers. Installation-fraud achieves fake software installations. Ad fraud fraudulently represents online advertisement
Publish At:2017-11-07 10:45 | Read:9482 | Comments:2 | Tags:Analysts Android App Security Mobile Malware Threat Research

Watcho ut! Adware spreading via Facebook Messenger

Security experts from Kaspersky Lab have spotted an ongoing cross-platform malware campaign that leverages Facebook Messenger. Security experts from Kaspersky Lab have spotted an ongoing cross-platform malware campaign on Facebook Messenger, spammers are actually infecting users of all platform with adware. Users receive a video link that redirects them to
Publish At:2017-08-27 01:10 | Read:888 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Social Networks adware Fac

New multi platform malware/adware spreading via Facebook Messenger

One good thing about having a lot of Facebook friends is that you simply act as a honey pot when your friends click on malicious things. A few days ago I got a message on Facebook from a person I very rarely speak to, and I knew that something fishy was going on. After just a few minutes analyzing the message, I understood that I was just peeking at the top
Publish At:2017-08-24 05:50 | Read:1181 | Comments:0 | Tags:Incidents Adware Facebook JavaScript Social networks

GhostClicker Adware is a Phantomlike Android Click Fraud

By Echo Duan and Roland Sun We’ve uncovered a pervasive auto-clicking adware from as much as 340 apps from Google Play, one of which, named “Aladdin’s Adventure’s World”, was downloaded 5 million times. These adware-embedded applications include recreational games, device performance utilities like cleaners and boosters, and file managers, QR and barcode sc
Publish At:2017-08-16 13:40 | Read:1143 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Social adware android GhostClicker

MUGHTHESEC, a signed Mac adware that hijacks the victim’s browser for profit

Experts spotted a new signed Mac adware dubbed MUGHTHESEC that hijacks victim’s browser for profit and can be removed only reinstalling the OS. According to the expert Patrick Wardle, Director of Research at Synack, a new strain of Mac adware is threatening Mac users, once infected a machine the only way to remove it is to reinstall the macOS. The rese
Publish At:2017-08-13 23:35 | Read:1020 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware adware Apple Mac malware M

Chinese Police dismantled the behind the Fireball adware campaign that infected more than 250 Million PCs

Chinese authorities arrested eleven members of the gang behind the Fireball adware campaign that infected more than 250 Million PCs. Chinese police have identified and arrested individuals suspected to be the operators behind the massive adware campaign that infected more than 250 Million computers across the world earlier this year. In June, researchers at
Publish At:2017-07-27 01:45 | Read:843 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware adware Cybercrime Fireball

The Magala Trojan Clicker: A Hidden Advertising Threat

One large group will slowly conquer another large group, reduce its numbers, and thus lessen its chance of further variation and improvement. <…> Small and broken groups and sub-groups will finally tend to disappear. Charles Darwin. ‘On the Origin of Species’ The golden age of Trojans and viruses has long gone. Malicious programs
Publish At:2017-07-12 10:00 | Read:1448 | Comments:0 | Tags:Research Adware PUPs Trojan

The Fireball malware already infected more than 250 million computers worldwide running both Windows and Mac OS

Check Point have discovered a massive malware campaign spreading the Fireball malware, it has already infected more than 250 million computers worldwide Security researchers at Check Point have discovered a massive malware campaign spreading the Fireball malware. The malicious code has already infected more than 250 million computers worldwide running both
Publish At:2017-06-02 06:55 | Read:1248 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware adware Cybercrime Fireball

The Adware Programs Forever Haunting You

In a world where ransomware, banking malware and corporate spyware have become the standard cyberattack, adware, browser hijackers and generally, unwanted programs are somehow sidelined. However, these invasive and persistent programs are still as damaging as they were a few years ago when there was a boom in such intrusions. How are things in 2016?One might
Publish At:2016-11-03 07:45 | Read:1272 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Security Awareness adware Browsers securit

After hiatus, in-the-wild Mac backdoors are suddenly back

After taking a hiatus, Mac malware is suddenly back, with three newly discovered strains that have access to Web cameras, password keychains, and pretty much every other resource on an infected machine.The first one, dubbed Eleanor by researchers at antivirus provider Bitdefender, is hidden inside EasyDoc Converter, a malicious app that is, or at least was,
Publish At:2016-07-07 00:40 | Read:3280 | Comments:0 | Tags:Infinite Loop Law & Disorder Risk Assessment Technology Lab

Do I really need anti-malware for my Mac?

On the popular Discovery Channel program “Mythbusters,” hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take a legend and deconstruct it to see whether its long-held beliefs are legitimate. They’ve busted all kinds of myths, from Jimmy Hoffa being buried under Giants Stadium (not true) to the ability to kill someone without a trace using an ice bullet
Publish At:2016-05-20 16:05 | Read:1570 | Comments:0 | Tags:101 FYI adware anti-malware for Mac os X

Cisco Talos warns that Tuto4PC installed a Backdoor on 12 Million PCs

Security experts from Cisco Talos classified as a backdoor the popular Tuto4PC advertising software installed on a network of 12 Million computers. Security experts from Cisco Talos security intelligence and research team have spotted a malicious software that is installed on 12 million computers around the world. Most of the installations are located in the
Publish At:2016-04-28 22:20 | Read:1997 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware adware backdoor Hacking malware PUP Tu

Faster Internet Adware silently takes screenshot of your PC

Security Experts at Bleeping Computer have discovered a new adware dubbed Faster Internet that takes a screenshot of victims’ computers. Security Experts at Bleeping Computer have spotted a new strain of adware, known as Faster Internet, that takes a screenshot of victims’ PCs. Lawrence Abrams, a computer security expert at Bleeping Computer, exp
Publish At:2016-04-25 21:20 | Read:1442 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware adware Faster Internet malware privacy

New Android Gmobi adware found in firmware and popular apps

Malware researchers at the Dr Web firm have found an Android malware named Gmobi specifically designed to spread as a software development kit (SDK). Malware researchers at security firm Dr.Web have detected a new strain of malware that was specifically designed to spread as a software development kit (SDK) used by  software developers and mobile device man
Publish At:2016-03-18 12:35 | Read:1799 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Malware Mobile adware Android Cybercrime Gmobi a

Yontoo: PUPs with two faces

Author’s Note: We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and
Publish At:2016-01-29 23:10 | Read:1979 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Threat adware Malwarebytes Pieter Arntz protection

Announce

Share high-quality web security related articles with you:)

Tools

Tag Cloud