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Category: Cyber-crime


Cyber-crime, Phishing

More than half of Canadians admit to have been a victim of cybercriminals

July 10, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The pandemic impacted more than just our way of living. As the world slowly adapted to social distancing and a work-from-home environment, our view on digital privacy and cybersecurity has emerged as a leading challenge. With much of our daily […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Malware Found Pre-Installed on Low-Cost Android Smartphones

July 10, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

For the second time this year, security researchers have found malware embedded in low-cost Android smartphones distributed through a U.S. government program, security firm Malwarebytes reports. In this latest case, Malwarebytes analysts found the malware embedded in the “settings” feature […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

Joker Android Malware Dupes Its Way Back Onto Google Play

July 9, 2020

Via: Threat Post

A new variant of the infamous Joker malware has once again made it onto Google Play, with Google removing 11 malicious Android applications from its official app marketplace, researchers disclosed Thursday. Malicious apps spreading the Joker have continued to skirt […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Malicious app in Google Play used to deliver Cerberus Banking Trojan

July 8, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers from AVAST have discovered a currency converter application in the Google Play store that was downloaded by more than 10,000 users and that was designed to deliver the Cerberus banking Trojan. The malware-as-a-service Cerberus has emerged in the threat […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Unsecured Chinese companies leak users’ sensitive personal and business data

July 7, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Our research uncovered two unsecured databases, with millions of records, belonging to companies that are based in China and provide different types of services. One database belongs to Xiaoxintong, which offers multiple apps and services aimed at elderly care. The […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

North Korean Hacking Infrastructure Tied to Magecart Hits

July 6, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

Hackers with apparent ties to North Korea have extended their bag of online attack tricks beyond cryptocurrency mining, online bank heists and ransomware. Now, they’re also hitting e-commerce merchants in the U.S. and Europe to steal payment card data. So […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

FakeSpy Android Malware Spread Via ‘Postal-Service’ Apps

July 2, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Android mobile device users are being targeted in a new SMS phishing campaign that’s spreading the FakeSpy infostealer. The malware, which is disguised as legitimate global postal-service apps, steals SMS messages, financial data and more from the victims’ devices. The […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Mobile, Wireless security

Chinese Companies Huawei and ZTE Declared National Security Threats by FCC

July 1, 2020

Via: Security Week

In response to the announcement, China asked the U.S. to stop “oppressing Chinese companies,” accusing Washington of “abusing state power” and claiming that there was no evidence of wrongdoing. The FCC said the move is part of efforts to protect […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

New Lucifer DDoS botnet targets Windows systems with multiple exploits

June 26, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

A new botnet tracked as Lucifer appeared in the threat landscape, it leverages a dozen exploits for high and critical severity flaws affecting Windows systems. Upon infecting a system the bot turns it into a cryptomining client and could use […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Coronavirus: Cyber crime landscape evolving as lockdown eases

June 26, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Threat researchers at Check Point say they have observed a dramatic decrease in malicious Covid-19 coronavirus domains in Europe and North America as national lockdown measures begin to ease, but the danger is by no means past. New data released […]