Posts tagged as: Malware

Fake Fortnite Android Apps Are Malware And AD Clickbait

Fake Fortnite Android apps are spreading around the internet, even though the game has not been officially released for the platform. Videos on YouTube with links to scam versions of the popular game have been viewed millions of times, according to security experts. None of the fake apps has made it on to the Google […]

Marcus Hutchins Pleads Not Guilty to Selling Malware

Marcus Hutchins, a  British cyber-security researcher has pleaded “not guilty” to charges of creating and selling malware that snooped on victims’ banking logins. Mr Hutchins was arrested by the FBI on 2 August A trial has now been scheduled for October. Hutchins was a white hat hero just a few months ago when he helpf stall […]

Symantec Discovers New Ad Malware In GooglePlay Store

Symantec revealed three malicious Android apps that click on ads without their user’s knowledge or permission. Symantec researchers discovered three malicious applications on Google Play that collected ad revenue by clicking on ads while running in the background. The three apps utilized three separate techniques (delayed attacks, self-naming tricks, and an attack list received from […]

HummingBad Malware May have Infected 85M Android Devices, per CheckPoint Report

Android malware known as HummingBad has so far infected 85M devices, putting data at risk, installing further malware and displaying ads sold by the Chinese company controlling it. The claims appear in a blog post by CheckPoint, the security company that first detected the malware. The group tries to root thousands of devices every day and […]

Apple’s App Store Infected with XcodeGhost Malware in China

Apple has said it is taking steps to remove malicious code added to a number of apps commonly used on iPhones and iPads in China.It is thought to be the first large-scale attack on Apple’s App Store. The hackers created a counterfeit version of Apple’s software for building iOS apps, which they persuaded developers to download. […]

Qualcomm to Add Malware Detection to Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm today said the Snapdragon 820 processor will contain new anti-malware tools to protect smartphone users from threats. Qualcomm Snapdragon Smart Protect can provide “real-time, on-device machine learning” to detect zero-day malware before it wreaks havoc on smartphone owners. Snapdragon Smart Protect relies on Qualcomm’s Zeroth technology, which they worked with Avast on, which adds […]

Kaspersky finds Hacker Team that Infects Hard Drive Firmware

A secretive hacking collective that has been active for almost two decades has allegedly been uncovered by Kaspersky Lab. Dubbed the “Equation Group,” because of their use of encryption algorithms and obfuscation methods, the hackers are apparently unique in that they created highly-professional tools and used “classic spying techniques” to retrieve data and affect systems […]

Disconnect Mobile Returns To The Play Store – After Ban

After getting banned from the Play Store for “interference with other services,” the Disconnect Mobile app is back online. The developers republished the app, making it clearer that it’s not an ad blocker. They also contacted Google for more information on why the app was removed initially, but they haven’t heard back from the company […]

CryptoWall Collects $1.1M in Ransoms Over Six Months

In a five month period, CryptoLocker-esque malware CryptoWall has infected 625,000 devices worldwide, and has locked down 5.25 billion files, according to Dell’s security researchers. In that same time period, it has exceeded its predecessor’s infection rates, and gathered over $1.1 million in file ransoms, with one victim paying out $10,000 in Bitcoin to rescue […]

Synology Users Being Hit Hard by SynoLocker Encryption Malware

Network attached storage device manufacturer Synology is reporting that a new form of malware is spreading to some of its customers. Dubbed the SynoLocker cryptoware, the malware encrypts data on the network peripheral, and the perpetrators are demanding 0.6 bit coin ($350) to get the key to retrieve the files. Not much has been made […]

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