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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:124 | 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:172 | 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:480 | 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:344 | 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:4407 | 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:4009 | 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:2642 | 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:2759 | 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:2770 | 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:3764 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Android malware Hac

Godless, the Android Malware that employs multiple rooting exploits

Godless is a new strain of Android Malware recently spotted by experts from Trend Micro that leverages multiple rooting exploits. Godless is a new strain of malware that uses multiple rooting exploit to compromise Android mobile devices. The mobile malware is a sort of hacking platform that includes an open-source rooting framework called android-rooting-too
Publish At:2016-06-23 11:30 | Read:3413 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Android malware backdoor C

Kemoge Android Adware Campaign Can Lead to Device Takeover

Google has been busy removing a number of apps from Google Play that are disguised as popular selections that are actually pushing what starts out as adware but eventually turns more malicious.Google has already yanked down a file-transfer app called ShareIt, developed by Zhang Long of China, who was posting benign versions of his app to Google Play, but hos
Publish At:2015-10-07 14:30 | Read:2985 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Mobile Security Privacy Vulnerabilities Adware Androi

New Android Ransomware Communicates over XMPP

A new strain of Android ransomware disguised as a video player app uses a means of communication unseen in other similar malware.Most of the victims are in the United States and the mobile crypto-ransomware scam seems to be profitable according to researchers at Check Point Software Technologies, who said that tens of thousands of devices could be infected a
Publish At:2015-09-03 16:35 | Read:3140 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile Security Ransomware Android Android malware A

GDATA on Android malware. 4,900 new strains discovered every day

Every 18 seconds a new mobile Android malware is discovered in the wild as reported in the G DATA Malware Report Mobile for Q1 2015. Security firm GDATA has published a report on mobile malware detected in the first quarter of 2015. The researchers discovered 440,267 new strains of Android malware, a new malware strain for the
Publish At:2015-07-03 03:50 | Read:3508 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile Reports Android malware mobile

Google Now Manually Reviews Play Store Android App Submissions

Google has changed the way it managed apps on the Google Play Store. After years of depending on the automated app check process, the company just made some changes to its Play Store policies that will successfully weed out malicious and undesirable apps from Google Play store.Google has introduced an update for developers and users that's sure to mak
Publish At:2015-03-18 18:05 | Read:3182 | Comments:0 | Tags:android app developer android app development android apps A


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