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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:112 | 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:75 | 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:138 | 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:542 | 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:783 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin APT Mobile Malware Priv

IT threat evolution Q3 2019

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Mobile espionage targeting the Middle East At the end of June we reported the details of a highly targeted campaign that we dubbed ‘Operation ViceLeaker’ involving the spread of malicious Android samples via instant messaging. The campaign affected several dozen victims in Israel and Iran. We discovered this
Publish At:2019-11-30 13:05 | Read:912 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Apple MacOS APT connected car Cyber

IT threat evolution Q3 2019. 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: Kaspersky solutions blocked 989,432,403 attacks launched from online resources in 203 countries across the globe. 560,025,316 unique URLs were recognized as malicious
Publish At:2019-11-30 13:05 | Read:839 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Apple MacOS Financial malware Inter

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:377 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android ads blocker android malware android trojan Android/T

Zimperium and Google Partner to Fight Bad Apps through App Defense Alliance

We are thrilled to announce Google has selected us to help ensure the safety of the millions of apps in the Google Play Store through its App Defense Alliance.    As a member of the App Defense Alliance, Google will provide us access to mobile apps as they are being queued to publish in the Google Play Store. Through our advanced machine learning-based z9 t
Publish At:2019-11-12 00:25 | Read:538 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Machine Learning Mobile Malware Mobile Security News

HQWar: the higher it flies, the harder it drops

Mobile dropper Trojans are one of today’s most rapidly growing classes of malware. In Q1 2019, droppers are in the 2nd or 3rd position in terms of share of total detected threats, while holding nearly half of all Top 20 places in 2018. Since the droppers’ main task is to deliver payload while sidestepping the protective barriers, and their develo
Publish At:2019-10-02 13:20 | Read:666 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware descriptions Dropper Google Android Malware Descript

IT threat evolution Q2 2019

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns More about ShadowHammer In March, we published the results of our investigation into a sophisticated supply-chain attack involving the ASUS Live Update Utility, used to deliver BIOS, UEFI and software updates to ASUS laptops and desktops. The attackers added a backdoor to the utility and then distributed it to users thr
Publish At:2019-09-19 18:20 | Read:758 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports APT Cyber espionage Data leaks Fina

An advertising dropper in Google Play

Recently, the popular CamScanner – Phone PDF creator app caught our attention. According to Google Play, it has been installed more than 100 million times. The developers position it as a solution for scanning and managing digitized documents, but negative user reviews that have been left over the past month have indicated the presence of unwanted features.
Publish At:2019-09-19 18:20 | Read:595 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Incidents Adware Google Android Mobile Malware Troj

Fully equipped Spying Android RAT from Brazil: BRATA

“BRATA” is a new Android remote access tool malware family. We used this code name based on its description – “Brazilian RAT Android”. It exclusively targets victims in Brazil: however, theoretically it could also be used to attack any other Android user if the cybercriminals behind it want to. It has been widespread since Janua
Publish At:2019-09-19 18:20 | Read:463 | Comments:0 | Tags:Research Brazil Google Android Malware Descriptions Mobile M

What exactly is a mobile ______ attack?

Mobile devices contain or have access to the same information as traditional endpoints. While billions of dollars have been spent protecting and securing traditional endpoints, very little has been invested to protect mobile device endpoints. Attackers work on the same model as any other business: where do they get the greatest return on their investment of
Publish At:2019-09-19 14:33 | Read:735 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android App Security iOS Mobile Malware Mobile Security Mobi

New iOS Jailbreak Tools put Organizations at Risk

According to iDownloadBlog.com (iDB), “in an unforeseen turn of events, hacker Pwn20wnd released v3.5.0 of the unc0ver jailbreak tool to the general public Sunday morning with official support for iOS 12.4, the latest available firmware release from Apple with support for Apple Card.”  While users wanting to bypass existing Apple operating system precaution
Publish At:2019-09-19 14:33 | Read:557 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Malware advanced mobile threat defense iOS malware mo

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