BlackRock Android Banking Malware Targeting 337 Mobile Apps

BlackRock Android Banking Malware Targeting 337 Mobile Apps

Security researchers discovered a new Android banking malware family called “BlackRock” that targets 337 mobile applications. ThreatFabric found that BlackRock hid its icon when it first launched itself on a mobile device ...
BlackRock Malware Goes After Banking, Social and Other Mobile Apps

BlackRock Malware Goes After Banking, Social and Other Mobile Apps

A new banking malware is pushed on Android devices, and it’s using source code from the older, now defunct, Xerxes, and an even older variant called LokiBot. The attackers target apps that ...
Android Malware in COVID-19 Clothes Steals SMS and Contacts

Android Malware in COVID-19 Clothes Steals SMS and Contacts

Criminals are using an old certificate to sign a malware that takes advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, preying on people’s need for information. The goal is to steal personal data, including ...
Researchers spot 24,000 Android Apps Leaking User Data

Researchers spot 24,000 Android Apps Leaking User Data

Comparitech researchers led by cybersecurity expert Bob Diachenko have revealed that 24,000 Android Apps expose user information through misconfigurations on Google Firebase, a popular development platform used by roughly 30% of apps ...
Android SLocker Variant Uses Coronavirus Scare to Take Android Hostage

Android SLocker Variant Uses Coronavirus Scare to Take Android Hostage

The coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for criminals who try to take advantage of people’s thirst for information. Unfortunately, Android users can fall prey to malware attacks using the COVID-19 cover, especially ...
Newly-discovered Android malware steals banking passwords and 2FA codes

Newly-discovered Android malware steals banking passwords and 2FA codes

Security researchers at Cybereason are warning of a new mobile banking trojan that steals details from financial apps and intercepts SMS messages to bypass two-factor authentication mechanisms. According to experts who have ...
Cyber security researchers uncover hidden backdoors and secret commands in 12,000 Android apps

Cyber security researchers uncover hidden backdoors and secret commands in 12,000 Android apps

The use of mobile apps is a part of our daily routine, and anyone using a smartphone has downloaded and installed a variety of them on his device, be it a game, ...
Who installs Zoom apps outside the Play Store? Well, lots of people.

Who installs Zoom apps outside the Play Store? Well, lots of people.

Video conferencing platform use has skyrocketed as people turn to remote work and e-learning, and Zoom has witnessed a tremendous surge in popularity. This popularity, though, has brought increased scrutiny that has ...
Infected Zoom Apps for Android Target Work-From-Home Users

Infected Zoom Apps for Android Target Work-From-Home Users

For more than two weeks, most of the world’s population has been placed under lockdown and forced to work from the safety of their own homes. In an attempt to stay connected, ...

COVID-19 Mass Surveillance, New Coronavirus Cyber-Attacks, Encryption Backdoors

In episode 113 for March 23rd 2020: Israel passes an emergency law to use mobile data to track people infected with COVID-19, the latest coronavirus cyber-attacks to be aware of, and how ...