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Category: Malware


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-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-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 […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Maze ransomware operators claim to have breached LG Electronics

June 25, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers at Cyble discovered a data leak of LG Electronics published by Maze ransomware operators. “As part of our regular darkweb monitoring, our researchers came across the data leak of LG Electronics been published by the Maze ransomware operators. Just […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Microsoft wants to kill off malware with new “Safe Documents” feature

June 23, 2020

Via: TechRadar

After announcing Safe Documents earlier this year, Microsoft has now made its new Office 365 ProPlus security feature available to both Microsoft 365 E5 and E5 security customers. The software giant’s Safe Documents feature expands on its existing security feature […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

A new variant of the IcedID banking Trojan spreads using COVID-19 lures

June 22, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

A new version of the IcedID banking trojan was employed in COVID-19 themed attacks, the new variant uses steganography to infect victims and implements anti-detection capabilities. Researchers at Juniper Threat Labs have spotted COVID-19 themed spam campaign targeting users in […]