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Advanced Threat predictions for 2021

Trying to make predictions about the future is a tricky business. However, while we don’t have a crystal ball that can reveal the future, we can try to make educated guesses using the trends that we have observed over the last 12 months to identify areas that attackers are likely to seek to exploit in the near future. Let’s start by reflecting on
Publish At:2020-11-19 06:20 | Read:150 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin APT Cybercrime Data lea

Joker is No Laughing Matter: 64 New Variants Discovered in Less Than a Month

As part of Google’s App Defense Alliance, Zimperium helps make the Android ecosystem safer by processing all apps before they reach Google Play. However, malicious applications can find their way to user’s devices through third party stores, sideloaded applications and malicious websites that trick users into downloading and installing apps.  In this blog w
Publish At:2020-09-30 10:41 | Read:277 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Malware Joker malware mobile malware

Threat Advisory: BlackRock Mobile Malware

What is it? BlackRock – an advanced Android malware derived from Xeres malware – evades detection and steals login credentials or credit card data from 337 different mobile banking, shopping, lifestyle, and video apps. BlackRock was disclosed in July 2020 by ThreatFabric. The Zimperium z9 engine had begun detecting early variants of BlackRock in
Publish At:2020-09-16 18:15 | Read:336 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Malware BlackRock malware mobile malware zDefend

IT threat evolution Q2 2020. Mobile statistics

IT threat evolution Q2 2020. Review IT threat evolution Q2 2020. PC statistics These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, the second quarter saw: 1,245,894 detected malicious installers, of which 38,951 packa
Publish At:2020-09-03 16:30 | Read:303 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Adware Malware Statistics Mobile Ma

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:655 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android android malware Android/PUP.Riskware.Autoins.Fota An

Pig in a poke: smartphone adware

Our support team continues to receive more and more requests from users complaining about intrusive ads on their smartphones from unknown sources. In some cases, the solution is quite simple. In others, the task is far harder: the adware plants itself in the system partition, and trying to get rid of it can lead to device failure. In addition, ads can be emb
Publish At:2020-07-06 08:25 | Read:556 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Research advertising networks Adware Mobile Malware

Why Zero-Click Cyberthreats Should Be on Your Radar

For years, the statistics have told us that human error is the greatest contributor to cyberattacks. We’ve stressed the importance of training, training and more training to prevent the almost inevitable from happening. We’ve been convinced that the key to defending against cyberthreats is to keep the unsuspecting from clicking on phishing emails
Publish At:2020-07-02 15:59 | Read:432 | Comments:0 | Tags:Application Security Endpoint Mobile Security Advanced Malwa

Zimperium Discovers MobOk Malware Left Undetected by Mobile AV Industry for Months

zLabs researchers have uncovered a new variant of the MobOk campaign. The samples found evaded detection by AV vendors for months. Zimperium worked with Google to ensure removal from the Play Store.  The new variant samples: Hide themselves from mobile antivirus (AV) vendors; Subscribe to premium mobile services; Avoid image-based CAPTCHA; Avoid two-factor
Publish At:2020-06-26 17:58 | Read:652 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Malware Mobile Security Google Play Store malicious a

Explicit content and cyberthreats: 2019 report

‘Stay at home’ is the new motto for 2020 and it has entailed many changes to our daily lives, most importantly, in terms of our digital content consumption. With users opting to entertain themselves online, malicious activity has grown. Over the past two years we have reviewed how adult content has been used to spread malware and abuse users̵
Publish At:2020-06-15 06:58 | Read:708 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications Adware Malware Malware Statistics Mobi

IT threat evolution Q1 2020. Statistics

These statistics are based on detection verdicts for Kaspersky products received from users who consented to providing statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, Kaspersky solutions blocked 726,536,269 attacks launched from online resources in 203 countries across the globe. A total of 442,039,230 unique URLs were recognize
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:11 | Read:532 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Apple MacOS Financial malware Googl

Roaming Mantis, part V

Kaspersky has continued to track the Roaming Mantis campaign. The group’s attack methods have improved and new targets continuously added in order to steal more funds. The attackers’ focus has also shifted to techniques that avoid tracking and research: whitelist for distribution, analysis environment detection and so on. We’ve also observe
Publish At:2020-02-27 10:41 | Read:1124 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT reports Featured Botnets Google Android Malware Descript

Mobile malware evolution 2019

These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Figures of the year In 2019, Kaspersky mobile products and technologies detected: 3,503,952 malicious installation packages. 69,777 new mobile banking Trojans. 68,362 new mobile ransomware Trojans. Trends of the year In summ
Publish At:2020-02-25 07:25 | Read:930 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Adware Data theft Malware Statistic

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:932 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android android malware Android/Trojan.Dropper.xHelper mobil

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:1405 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android android malware Android/Trojan.Dropper.Agent.UMX And

APT review: what the world’s threat actors got up to in 2019

What were the most interesting developments in terms of APT activity during the year and what can we learn from them? This is not an easy question to answer, because researchers have only partial visibility and it´s impossible to fully understand the motivation for some attacks or the developments behind them. However, let´s try to approach the problem from
Publish At:2019-12-04 06:05 | Read:2502 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin APT Mobile Malware Priv

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