Mobile Surveillance Malware Found on Google Play

Researchers have found sophisticated Android mobile surveillance programs created by cyberespionage groups on Google’s official Play store. Such malware is generally distributed in targeted attacks by tricking victims into downloading and installing trojanized apps from third-party sources, but the ability of attackers to host them on Google Play makes them much more dangerous. Multiple malicious..
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Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch for Recently Found Kernel Vulnerability

Microsoft has released an out-of-band patch for Windows 7 and Server 2008 systems to fix a recently identified vulnerability that allows attackers or malware to take full control of computers. The flaw (CVE-2018-1038) was introduced in January along with the patches for the Meltdown CPU flaw and was spotted this month by a security researcher..
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Highly Sophisticated Spyware Skygofree Targets Android Users

Security researchers have uncovered a malware program for Android devices that has highly sophisticated spying capabilities and is likely being used for surveillance. Researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab found the spyware implant in October, but their subsequent investigation revealed earlier variants dating as far back as 2014. The researchers have named the malware Skygofree..
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Fake WhatsApp on Google Play Shows How Easy Users Can Be Tricked

Google removed a rogue version of the WhatsApp Messenger application from Google Play that had been installed by more than 1 million people. A subsequent search by users and researchers revealed that it was one of many similar fake apps hosted on the app store. Security companies constantly advise users to download apps only from..
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Labs report: summer ushers in unprecedented season of breaches

In this edition of the Malwarebytes Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques report, we saw a number of high profile breaches targeting the personal information of hundreds of millions of people. We also observed shifts in malware distribution, the revival of some old families, and found cases of international tech support scams. Categories: Malwarebytes news Tags: 3rd quarterandroid malwareastrumbreachcerbercybercrimecybercrime tactics and techniquesemotetEquifaxexploit...
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Fast-Food Chain Sonic Investigates Potentially Large Credit Card Breach

Sonic Drive-In, a fast-food chain with more than 3,500 restaurants across 45 U.S. states, is reportedly investigating a potential security breach on its payment systems that might have exposed millions of credit card. The company was informed about unusual activity on credit cards used at its locations by its payment processor. The scope of the..
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Android malware on the rise

Recently, a friend of mine encountered an interesting phishing attempt:Don't often see this delivery method #phising #mobile #malware #apk pic.twitter.com/HgqtCUAox6— Cristian Iankovszky (@cizky) January 31, 2017The message reads:DHL has attempted to deliver the parcel no.: 1993747, but nobody was available. Please arrange re-delivery using our mobile app: http://dhl-trackingonline/app.apkIn this blog post, we'll analyse the malware in question (Marcher, banking trojan) and provide disinfection and prevention advice. Click on any of the relevant links below according to your needs:AnalysisDisinfectionPreventionConclusionResourcesAnalysisWhen you visit the link, a file called...
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