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Google removed almost 300 Android apps involved in DDoS attack

Google removed almost 300 Android apps from the official Play Store after expert at ESET reported they were abused for a DDoS attack. This week Google has removed at least 300 apps from the Official Play Store after learning that apps were being hijacked to power DDoS attacks. “We identified approximately 300 apps associated with the issue, blocked them from
Publish At:2017-09-03 18:25 | Read:468 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Malware Mobile Android botnet DDoS Ese

Android Banking Trojan MoqHao targets South Korea users

Security researchers from McAfee have spotted a new Android banking Trojan dubbed MoqHao, targeting South Korean users via SMS phishing messages. Attackers send phishing emails with a malicious code link that tricks victims into believing that it points to a lost private picture or a Chrome update. When victims click on the shortened links in the SMS message
Publish At:2017-08-30 05:45 | Read:719 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile Android banking trojan MoqHao S

Oreo and the sweet history of Android versions

Oreo Android, the sweetest version? What does an Oreo cookie, a donut, a marshmallow or a lollipop have to do with your smartphone? Well, believe it or not, the names of all those sweets indicate the Android operating system installed on your cell phone. After months of speculation about the new features to be included in the new Android operating system, Au
Publish At:2017-08-29 02:40 | Read:656 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Mobile Security Technology Android smartphones

Mobile Trojan Development Kits allow creating ransomware without the need to write code

Researchers at Symantec have discovered Trojan Development Kits that allow creating Android ransomware without the need to write code. Ransomware continues to represent a serious threat to users and organizations. Unfortunately, it is easy for crooks arranging their own ransomware campaign by using numerous RaaS services offered online. Recently researchers
Publish At:2017-08-25 15:15 | Read:1205 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Android Hacking mal

Faketoken evolves and targets taxi booking apps to steal banking info

Kaspersky discovered a news strain of the mobile banking Trojan Faketoken that displays overlays on top of taxi booking apps to steal banking information. Security experts from Kaspersky have discovered a news strain of the infamous mobile banking trojan Faketoken that implements capabilities to detect and record an infected device’s calls and display
Publish At:2017-08-18 14:30 | Read:430 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile Android Banking Malware Faketok

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:655 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Social adware android GhostClicker

Fake Snapchat in Google Play Store

Introduction   Zimperium discovered and reported a fake version of the popular Snapchat app in the official Google Play Store; At the time of our discovery, it was the second result when searching for “Snapchat”. The fake version of Snapchat app is using “Snap Inc .” as Company Name, with a  ” .” appended to original name. Fake
Publish At:2017-08-11 02:50 | Read:1173 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Mobile Malware Mobile security Mobile Threat Defense

ZPI: One approach to rule them all

Introduction In 1975, a book was published that changed the way we approach complex problems. Inspired on how nature works “Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems” set the bases of genetic algorithms. The release date of this blogpost is strongly linked to that book, it is a symbolic tribute to its author, John Henry Holland, who passed out
Publish At:2017-08-10 08:55 | Read:1282 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android iOS Mobile security Mobile Threat Defense Windows Ze

O Me, O My! Android O and Its Impact on the Enterprise

As the summer winds down, the next big wave of mobile OS updates is upon us — a seasonal trend that brings about excitement and positive change for both consumers and security leaders. With Google Android O version 8.0 set for imminent release, we’ve lined up some new features to look out for in the context of the mobile enterprise to ensure that you
Publish At:2017-08-08 16:20 | Read:592 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Android Android Apps Android Security Google

Vulnerability in F2FS File System Leads To Memory Corruption on Android, Linux

August’s Android Security Bulletin includes three file system vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-10663, CVE-2017-10662, and CVE-2017-0750) that were discovered by Trend Micro researchers. These vulnerabilities could cause memory corruption on the affected devices, leading to code execution in the kernel context. This would allow for more data to be accessed and contr
Publish At:2017-08-08 05:25 | Read:543 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Open source Vulnerabilities android F2FS Linux Vulner

The Svpeng Trojan continues to evolve, the last variant includes keylogger capabilities

Security experts at Kaspersky discovered the dreaded Svpeng Trojan has been recently modified to implement keylogger features. Cyber criminals are becoming even more aggressive and are using new stealth techniques. Security experts at Kaspersky have discovered that one of the most dangerous Android banking Trojan, Svpeng, has been recently modified to imple
Publish At:2017-08-02 13:35 | Read:855 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Android Cybercrime

Experts spotted Triada Trojan in firmware of low-cost Android smartphones

Malware researchers at the Russian anti-virus firm Dr.Web have spotted the Triada Trojan in the firmware of several low-cost Android smartphones. Another case of pre-installed malware make the headlines, malware researchers at the Russian anti-virus firm Dr.Web have spotted the Triada Trojan in the firmware of several low-cost Android smartphones, including
Publish At:2017-07-29 17:25 | Read:757 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile Android malware mobile pre-inst

Google experts blocked a new targeted malware family, the Lipizzan spyware

Google has identified a new strain of Android malware, the Lipizzan spyware, that could be used as a powerful surveillance tool. Malware researchers at Google have spotted a new strain of Android spyware dubbed Lipizzan that could exfiltrate any kind of data from mobile devices and use them as surveillance tools. The Lipizzan spyware is a project developed
Publish At:2017-07-28 04:35 | Read:611 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile Android Google Lipizzan spyware

After Big Takedown Efforts, 20 More BankBot Mobile Malware Apps Make It Into Google Play

A flashlight app, fake videos or a fake gaming app? Any one of those could be malicious and harboring a mobile malware app, right there in a trusted official app store. In an ongoing trend, IBM X-Force noted that malicious apps manage to circumvent controls and infiltrate legitimate stores. And this is not about the plethora of adware apps infecting users in
Publish At:2017-07-28 03:30 | Read:1056 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protection Malware Mobile

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:693 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Android Android malware Cy

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