SimBad Adware on Android

150 Million People Affected By SimBad Adware on Android

Mobile security has been compromised yet again, as SimBad, a new strain of adware, was found installed on more than 210 Android Apps. The adware was disguised as an advertisement kit and ...
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Adware Installers Disguised as Cracks Installing STOP Ransomware

Adware Installers Disguised as Cracks Installing STOP Ransomware

STOP ransomware is using adware installers disguised as cracks as a new method of distributing itself to unsuspecting users. According to Bleeping Computer creator and owner Lawrence Abrams, websites known for distributing ...
Google to ban harmful, intrusive web ads globally starting July 9

Google to ban harmful, intrusive web ads globally starting July 9

| | ads, adware, archive, Chrome, google
Beginning July 9, 2019, Chrome web browsers worldwide will expand user protections and stop showing disruptive and potentially harmful ads. The safeguards are in place for North America and Europe, but will ...
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85 Android Adware Apps Downloaded 9 Million Times

Researchers have found another batch of malicious Android applications on Google Play that spam users with annoying full-screen ads and make using their phones difficult. Trend Micro calls the adware AndroidOS_HidenAd and ...
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Rogue iOS Apps Sent Data to Malicious Server

Rogue iOS Apps Sent Data to Malicious Server

Researchers have come across several games in the iOS app store that sent information to and communicated with a known malicious server. Finding malware in the iOS app store is rare because ...
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Massive Ad Fraud Scheme Relied on BGP Hijacking

| | adware, bgp, Fraud, nsa
This is a really interesting story of an ad fraud scheme that relied on hijacking the Border Gateway Protocol: Members of 3ve (pronounced "eve") used their large reservoir of trusted IP addresses ...
Public Clouds Spread Malware

Public Clouds: Fertile Ground to Spread Malware

Public cloud security has always been a challenge, and there is no indication that it will get easier. According to a McAfee study, for instance, cloud adoption increased 15 percent over the ...
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Public-Private Partnership Takes Down Cybercriminals

Public-Private Partnership Takes Down Global Cybercriminals

The year 2018 is stacking up to be the year of cybercrime prosecution, with the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) flexing its muscle and truly demonstrating the “long arm of the law.” ...
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Android Ad-Fraud Scheme

BuzzFeed is reporting on a scheme where fraudsters buy legitimate Android apps, track users' behavior in order to mimic it in a way that evades bot detectors, and then uses bots to ...
Mobile Menace Monday: Adware MobiDash gets stealthy

Mobile Menace Monday: Adware MobiDash gets stealthy

Adware MobiDash, an ad-displaying nuisance, now comes with some additional stealth features. As a result, these features hide the existence of Adware MobiDash—even when it’s in plain sight. Categories: Cybercrime Mobile Tags: ...
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