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How to Know If Your Phone Has a Virus + How to Remove It

When you picture hackers you likely think of two things. Either large scale, enterprise attacks that cause millions in damage, or micro phishing attacks that prey on the most vulnerable internet users. Growing up in the internet age, with the said-to-be indestructible Apple products, it’s hard to fathom a virus wreaking havoc on your phone and mining your da
Publish At:2020-07-31 11:15 | Read:91 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Android Apple apps Panda Mobile Security sec

A week in security (July 20 – 26)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, our Lock and Code podcast delved into Bluetooth and beacon technology. We also dug into APT groups targeting India and Hong Kong, covered a law enforcement bust, and tried to figure out when, exactly, a Deepfake is a Deepfake. Other cybersecurity news Insecure email addresses resulted in big-bucks sporting targets (Sourc
Publish At:2020-07-27 16:58 | Read:133 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security a week in security advanced persistent th

New Android BlackRock malware targets hundreds of apps

Researchers spotted a new Android banking trojan dubbed BlackRock malware that steals credentials and credit card data from hundreds of apps. Security experts from ThreatFabric have discovered a new Android banking trojan dubbed BlackRock that steals credentials and credit card data from a list of 337 apps. The BlackRock malware borrows the code from t
Publish At:2020-07-17 15:17 | Read:135 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Android BlackRock m

BlackRock Android Banking Malware Targeting 337 Mobile Apps

Security researchers discovered a new Android banking malware family called “BlackRock” that targets 337 mobile applications.ThreatFabric found that BlackRock hid its icon when it first launched itself on a mobile device. It then posed as a Google update in an attempt to gain access to a user’s Accessibility Service. Once it received access
Publish At:2020-07-16 11:51 | Read:170 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Android

A week in security (July 6 – 12)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we took an in-depth look at card skimmers targeting ASP sites, we released another episode of Lock and Code exploring the Internet of Things, and we dug into a Mac mystery. We also examined some pre-installed malware, and put out a threat spotlight on some customized ransomware. Other cybersecurity news Social media went
Publish At:2020-07-13 13:14 | Read:180 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Android awis malware phishing ransomware

Pre-Installed malware spotted on other Android phones sold in US

Researchers from Malwarebytes have found yet another phone with pre-installed malware via the Lifeline Assistance program sold in the United States. Researchers at Malwarebytes have found malware pre-installed on smartphones sold in the United States, this is the second time as documented in a report published in January. In January, Malwarebytes resea
Publish At:2020-07-10 05:40 | Read:225 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile Android Hacking hacking news in

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

TikTok… TikTok… It’s Time to Address the Privacy and Security Risks of All Mobile Apps

The U.S. is “looking at” banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Monday. This comes on the heels of TikTok and other “questionable” apps being taken down from Apple’s App Store and Google Play in India. The India Ministry of Information Technology said in a release that it has decided to block 59 a
Publish At:2020-07-08 10:45 | Read:231 | Comments:0 | Tags:App Security Android iOS TikTok zDefend zScan zShield

Malicious app in Google Play used to deliver Cerberus Banking Trojan

Experts found a tainted app in the Google Play store that was downloaded by more than 10,000 users and that was delivering the Cerberus banking Trojan. Researchers from AVAST have discovered a currency converter application in the Google Play store that was downloaded by more than 10,000 users and that was designed to deliver the Cerberus banking Trojan.
Publish At:2020-07-08 07:20 | Read:168 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Android banking Cerberus b

New Android Spyware ActionSpy Revealed via Phishing Attacks from Earth Empusa

By Ecular Xu and Joseph C. Chen While tracking Earth Empura, also known as POISON CARP/Evil Eye, we identified an undocumented Android spyware we have named ActionSpy (detected by Trend Micro as AndroidOS_ActionSpy.HRX). During the first quarter of 2020, we observed Earth Empusa’s activity targeting users in Tibet and Turkey before they extended their scope
Publish At:2020-06-12 03:29 | Read:309 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile ActionSpy android Earth Empusa Ekran Uyghur

Barcode Reader Apps on Google Play Found Using New Ad Fraud Technique

By Jessie Huang (Mobile Threats Analyst) We recently saw two barcode reader apps in Google Play, together downloaded more than a million times, that started showing unusual behavior (Trend Micro detects these as AndroidOS_HiddenAd.HRXJA). This includes behavior that can be seen even when the user is not actively using the phones; the video below shows an exa
Publish At:2020-06-04 20:20 | Read:398 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile android barcode reader

Top Mobile Finance Apps Consistently Failing Security and Data Privacy Tests

iOS and Android apps fail coding best practices, are susceptible to reverse engineering, and share sensitive user data  Executive Summary Top banks and mobile payment providers are putting their customers at risk for security and privacy by failing to adhere to coding best practices and continuing to share sensitive customer data with advertisers. According
Publish At:2020-06-03 10:09 | Read:311 | Comments:0 | Tags:App Security Android apps banking apps iOS zDefend zScan zSh

A new COVID-19-themed campaign targets Italian users

Security researchers uncovered a new COVID-19-themed campaign targeting users of the National Institute for Social Security (INPS). Security experts from D3Lab have uncovered a new COVID-19-themed phishing campaign that is targeting the users of the Italian National Institute for Social Security (INPS). Like a previous campaign observed in early Apri
Publish At:2020-05-30 16:45 | Read:539 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Mobile Android cor

Google sued by Arizona for tracking users’ locations in spite of settings

byLisa VaasArizona has filed suit against Google over tracking users’ locations even after they’ve turned tracking off, claiming that the advertising-fueled tech titan has a “complex web of settings and purported ‘consents'” that enable it to furtively milk us for sweet, sweet ad dollars.On Wednesday, State Attorney General Mark
Publish At:2020-05-29 06:41 | Read:373 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Google Law & order Mobile Privacy Uncategorized Ariz

Android ‘StrandHogg 2.0’ flaw lets malware assume identity of any app

byJohn E DunnResearchers have publicised a critical security flaw in Android which could be used by attackers to “assume the identity” of legitimate apps in order to carry out on-device phishing attacks.Discovered by Norwegian company Promon, the bug is called ‘StrandHogg 2.0’, the name denoting that this is an “evil twin” follow up to a similar flaw of the
Publish At:2020-05-28 07:31 | Read:274 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Phishing Vulnerability Android promon StrandHogg 2.0


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