More trouble in Google Play land

After our mobile security experts repeatedly discovered adware on several apps on the Google Play store, our friends at Symantec have unearthed at least eight malicious apps that are found capable of adding affected mobile devices to a botnet. Categories: Cybercrime Mobile Tags: Android/Backdoor.Clientor.funBotbotnetGoogle PlayMobilesockbot (Read more...) The post More trouble in Google Play land appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Mobile Menace Monday: despicable adware

Are you wondering how that mysterious icon ended up on your Android phone's start screen? Annoyed at the ads clogging your notification bar? It's adware, and you aren't alone. Categories: Cybercrime Mobile Tags: adwareAndroidandroid adwareMobilepotentially unwanted programs (Read more...) The post Mobile Menace Monday: despicable adware appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Will the World Really Cooperate in Curbing Cybercrime?

As part of this ongoing series (previous parts, in order, here, here, here, and here), I have been trying to make the case that differing interests make cooperation on cybersecurity issues virtually impossible. This is not criticism. It’s just reality. And while it would be easy to look at Brexit or Eastern European and American … Read More The post Will the World Really Cooperate in Curbing Cybercrime? appeared first on The State of Security.
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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 kitfrancophonefruitflyglobeimposterLockymac malwaremalicious spammalspamMalwarebytesmalwarebytes labsnational health serviceNHSoceanlotusq3 2017reportRIGsmartscreensonictech support scamstrickbottrojan.clicker.hyjwhole foods (Read more...) The post Labs report: summer ushers in unprecedented season of breaches appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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HL7 Data Interfaces in Medical Environments

Ask healthcare IT professionals where the sensitive data resides, and most will inevitably direct your attention to a hardened server or database with large amounts of protected health information (PHI). Fortunately, there is likely nothing wrong with the data at that point in its lifetime. But how did those bits and bytes of healthcare data … Read More The post HL7 Data Interfaces in Medical Environments appeared first on The State of Security.
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