HackDig : Dig high-quality web security articles for hackers

We found yet another phone with pre-installed malware via the Lifeline Assistance program

We have discovered, yet again, another phone model with pre-installed malware provided from the Lifeline Assistance program via Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile.  This time, an ANS (American Network Solutions) UL40 running Android OS 7.1.1.   After our writing back in January—”United States government-funded phones come pre-installed wi
Publish At:2020-07-08 13:33 | Read:238 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android android malware Android/PUP.Riskware.Autoins.Fota An

New Tekya Ad Fraud Found on Google Play

By Ford Qin (Mobile Threats Analyst) In late March, researchers from CheckPoint found the Tekya malware family, which was being used to carry out ad fraud, on Google Play. These apps have since been removed from the store, but we recently found a variant of this family that had made its way onto Google Play via five malicious apps, although these have also b
Publish At:2020-06-07 03:48 | Read:260 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile ad fraud Android malware Tekya

New Android Banking Trojan Targets Spanish, Portuguese Speaking Users

IBM X-Force research recently analyzed a new Android banking Trojan that appears to be targeting users in countries that speak Spanish or Portuguese, namely Spain, Portugal, Brazil and other parts of Latin America. This Trojan, which was created atop an existing, simpler SMSstealer.BR, was supplemented with more elaborate overlay capabilities. That portion o
Publish At:2020-04-21 06:45 | Read:694 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile Security Android Android Malware Banking Malw

Syria-linked APT group SEA targets Android users with COVID19 lures

Syrian-linked APT group SEA recently used COVID-19-themed lures as part of a long-running surveillance campaign, security researchers warn. Syrian hackers are behind a long-running campaign that has been active since January 2018 and that targets Arabic-speaking Android users. The campaign aimed at users in Syria and surrounding regions was spotted by
Publish At:2020-04-17 03:55 | Read:501 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Malware Mobile Android A

TrickBot Pushing a 2FA Bypass App to Bank Customers in Germany

IBM X-Force researchers recently analyzed an Android malware app that’s likely being pushed to infected users by the TrickBot Trojan. This app, dubbed “TrickMo” by our team, is designed to bypass strong authentication methods that bank customers use when they need to authorize a transaction. Though it’s not the first of its kind, this
Publish At:2020-03-24 07:55 | Read:431 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Risk Management Threat Intelligence Android

Android Trojan xHelper uses persistent re-infection tactics: here’s how to remove

We first stumbled upon the nasty Android Trojan xHelper, a stealthy malware dropper, in May 2019. By mid-summer 2019, xHelper was topping our detection charts—so we wrote an article about it. After the blog, we thought the case was closed on xHelper. Then a tech savvy user reached out to us in early January 2020 on the Malwarebytes support for
Publish At:2020-02-15 16:00 | Read:618 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android android malware Android/Trojan.Dropper.xHelper mobil

Malwarebytes Labs releases 2020 State of Malware Report

Malwarebytes Labs today released the results of our annual study on the state of malware—the 2020 State of Malware Report—and as usual, it’s a doozy. From an increase in enterprise-focused threats to the diversification of sophisticated hacking and stealth techniques, the 2019 threat landscape was shaped by a cybercrime industry that aimed to show i
Publish At:2020-02-11 04:50 | Read:783 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports 2020 state of malware report adware Android android

United States government-funded phones come pre-installed with unremovable malware

A United States–funded mobile carrier that offers phones via the Lifeline Assistance program is selling a mobile device pre-installed with not one, but two malicious applications. Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile offers the UMX U686CL phone as their most budget conscious option. At only $35 under the government-funded program, it’s an attractive offering.
Publish At:2020-01-09 16:50 | Read:921 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android android malware Android/Trojan.Dropper.Agent.UMX And

Stealthy new Android malware poses as ad blocker, serves up ads instead

Since its discovery less than a month ago, a new Trojan malware for Android we detect as Android/Trojan.FakeAdsBlock has already been seen on over 500 devices, and it’s on the rise. This nasty piece of mobile malware cleverly hides itself on Android devices while serving up a host of advertisements: full-page ads, ads delivered when opening the default brows
Publish At:2019-11-14 16:50 | Read:689 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android ads blocker android malware android trojan Android/T

Coin Miner Mobile Malware Returns, Hits Google Play

By Jason Gu, Veo Zhang, Seven Shen The efficacy of mobile devices to actually produce cryptocurrency in any meaningful amount is still doubtful. However, the effects on users of affected devices are clear: increased device wear and tear, reduced battery life, comparably slower performance. Recently, we found that apps with malicious cryptocurrency mining cap
Publish At:2017-10-30 18:55 | Read:5006 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile Android malware Coin mining CPUMINER JSMINER

Tech Firms Team Up to Take Down ‘WireX’ Android DDoS Botnet

A half dozen technology and security companies — some of them competitors — issued the exact same press release today. This unusual level of cross-industry collaboration caps a successful effort to dismantle ‘WireX,’ an extraordinary new crime machine comprising tens of thousands of hacked Android mobile devices that was used this mon
Publish At:2017-09-01 00:45 | Read:4842 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Akamai Allison Nixon Android malware Chad Seaman DDoS

SLocker source code leaked online for free, a gift for crooks and hackers

The SLocker source code leaked online, it is one of the oldest mobile lock screen and file-encrypting ransomware. The source code of the SLocker Android malware, one of the most popular Android ransomware families, has been leaked online for free, allowing crooks to develop their own variant of the threat. SLocker was first spotted in 2015, it is the first
Publish At:2017-07-24 18:31 | Read:2970 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Android Android malware Cy

Wikileaks: CIA HighRise Android malware used to intercept and redirect SMSs

Wikileaks released the documentation for HighRise, an Android app used by the CIA to intercept and redirecting SMS messages to a CIA-controlled server. WikiLeaks just published a new batch of documents related to another CIA hacking tool dubbed HighRise included in the Vault 7 released in partnership with media partners. The tool is an Android application us
Publish At:2017-07-14 00:15 | Read:3211 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence Malware Android malware C

CopyCat Android malware infected 14 Million devices and rooted 8 Million

Researchers at Check Point spotted a new family of Android malware dubbed CopyCat that infected 14 million devices and rooted 8 million of them. Researchers at Check Point’s Mobile Research Team have spotted a new family of Android malware that infected 14 million devices and rooted 8 million of them. According to the expert, the new strain of Android malwar
Publish At:2017-07-07 02:35 | Read:3328 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Android malware Cop

Judy Doesn’t Love You – Judy Malware has a sweet name but may have infected 36 million users

Experts found a new malware, dubbed Judy malware, in the Play Store, it is designed to infect Android devices and generate false clicks on advertisements. Google is suffering once again from malicious software applications found inside popular apps available on Play store. The new malware – code named “Judy” – is designed to infect An
Publish At:2017-05-31 17:55 | Read:4209 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Android malware Hac

Announce

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

Tools