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Fake support agents call victims to install Android banking malware

The BRATA Android remote access trojan (RAT) has been spotted in Italy, with threat actors calling victims of SMS attacks to steal their online banking credentials.The variant currently in circulation is new, and according to a report by researchers at Cleafy, it can pass undetected by the vast majority of AV scanners.BRATA was previously seen in Brazil
Publish At:2021-12-03 16:47 | Read:311 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google Mobile android

Malicious Android app steals Malaysian bank credentials, MFA codes

A fake Android app is masquerading as a housekeeping service to steal online banking credentials from the customers of eight Malaysian banks.The app is promoted through multiple fake or cloned websites and social media accounts to promote the malicious APK, 'Cleaning Service Malaysia.'This app was first spotted by MalwareHunterTeam last week and was subseque
Publish At:2021-12-01 14:37 | Read:203 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Mobile android

4 Android banking trojans were spread via Google Play infecting 300.000+ devices

Experts found four Android banking trojans that were available on the official Google Play Store and that infected +300,000 devices. Researchers from ThreatFabric discovered four distinct Android banking trojans that were spread via the official Google Play Store between August and November 2021. According to the experts, the malware infected more than 3
Publish At:2021-11-30 06:23 | Read:256 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile banking trojan Cybe

APT C-23 group targets Middle East with an enhanced Android spyware variant

A threat actor, tracked as APT C-23, is using new powerful Android spyware in attacks aimed at targets in the Middle East. The APT C-23 cyberespionage group (also known as GnatSpy, FrozenCell, or VAMP) continues to target entities in the Middle East with enhanced Android spyware masqueraded as seemingly harmless app updates (i.e. AndroidUpdate,, Telegram)
Publish At:2021-11-26 06:22 | Read:289 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Hacking Intelligence Malware Mobile Android Android Spyw

Ukraine arrests ‘Phoenix’ hackers behind Apple phishing attacks

The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has arrested five members of the international 'Phoenix' hacking group who specialize in the remote hacking of mobile devices.The SSU's announcement states that all five suspects live in Kyiv or Kharkiv and are higher technical education institutes graduates.The goal of 'Phoenix' was to gain remote access to the accounts
Publish At:2021-11-24 14:36 | Read:245 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Apple Mobile hack

Mediatek eavesdropping bug impacts 30% of all Android smartphones

MediaTek fixed security vulnerabilities that could have allowed attackers to eavesdrop on Android phone calls, execute commands, or elevate their privileges to a higher level.MediaTek is one of the largest semiconductor companies in the world, with their chips present in 43% of all smartphones as of the second quarter of 2021These vulnerabilities w
Publish At:2021-11-24 10:40 | Read:298 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Mobile android

Android.Cynos.7.origin trojan infected +9 million Android devices

Researchers spotted dozens of games on Huawei’s AppGallery catalog containing the Android.Cynos.7.origin trojan. Researchers from Dr. Web AV discovered 190 games on Huawei’s AppGallery catalog (i.e. simulators, platformers, arcades, strategies, and shooters) that were containing the Android.Cynos.7.origin trojan. They estimated that the malici
Publish At:2021-11-23 18:10 | Read:374 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Android.Cynos.7.ori

Over nine million Android devices infected by info-stealing trojan

A large-scale malware campaign on Huawei's AppGallery has led to approximately 9,300,000 installs of Android trojans masquerading as over 190 different apps. The trojan is detected by Dr.Web as 'Android.Cynos.7.origin' and is a modified version of the Cynos malware designed to collect sensitive user data.The discovery and report come from researchers at
Publish At:2021-11-23 14:36 | Read:268 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Mobile android

Android banking Trojan BrazKing is back with significant evasion improvements

The BrazKing Android banking trojan is back with significant improvements and dynamic banking overlays to avoid detection. Researchers from IBM spotted a new version of the BrazKing Android banking trojan that pull fake overlay screens from the command and control (C2) server in real-time. In the previous version, BrazKing abused the accessibility serv
Publish At:2021-11-19 06:22 | Read:331 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Security Android ba

Android malware BrazKing returns as a stealthier banking trojan

​The BrazKing Android banking trojan has returned with dynamic banking overlays and a new implementation trick that enables it to operate without requesting risky permissions.A new malware sample was analyzed by IBM Trusteer researchers who found it outside the Play Store, on sites where people end up after receiving smishing (SMS) messages.These HTTPS
Publish At:2021-11-18 18:32 | Read:329 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Mobile android

SharkBot, a new Android Trojan targets banks in Europe

Security researchers from Cleafy discovered a new Android banking trojan, named SharkBot, that is targeting banks in Europe. At the end of October, researchers from cyber security firms Cleafy and ThreatFabric have discovered a new Android banking trojan named SharkBot. The name comes after one of the domains used for its command and control servers. T
Publish At:2021-11-16 06:22 | Read:355 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile bot botnet Cybercri

Careful: 'Smart TV remote' Android app on Google Play is malware

Two Android apps available on the Google Play store have been found to contain malware this week.These apps are called 'Smart TV remote' and 'Halloween Coloring', with the former having been downloaded at least 1,000 times.Smart TV remote app packs 'Joker' malwareThis week, Tatyana Shishkova, Android malware analyst at Kaspersky disclosed the names of t
Publish At:2021-11-11 06:45 | Read:289 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google Mobile android

Sophisticated Android spyware PhoneSpy infected thousands of Korean phones

South Korean users have been targeted with a new sophisticated Android spyware, tracked as PhoneSpy, as part of an ongoing campaign. Researchers from Zimperium zLabs uncovered an ongoing campaign aimed at infecting the mobile phones of South Korean users with new sophisticated android spyware dubbed PhoneSpy. The malware already hit more than a thousan
Publish At:2021-11-11 03:00 | Read:1 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile hacking news information securi

PhoneSpy: Android spyware campaign targeting South Korean users

An ongoing spyware campaign dubbed 'PhoneSpy' targets South Korean users via a range of lifestyle apps that nest in the device and silently exfiltrate data.The campaign deploys a powerful Android malware capable of stealing sensitive information from the users and taking over the device's microphone and camera.Researchers at Zimperium who discovere
Publish At:2021-11-10 10:40 | Read:489 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Mobile android

Robinhood data breach exposes 7 Million users’ information

Robinhood disclosed a security breach, an unidentified threat actor gained unauthorized access to approximately 7 million customer records. Robinhood Markets, Inc. is an American commission-free stock trading and investing platform, it had 18 million accounts as of March 2021, with over $80 billion in assets. The company disclosed a data breach, a threat
Publish At:2021-11-09 18:11 | Read:331 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking Mobile data breach hacking

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