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‘Octo’ Android Trojan Allows Cybercrooks to Conduct On-Device Fraud

April 11, 2022

Via: Security Week

Dubbed Octo, the botnet was first mentioned on dark web forums in January 2022, but an analysis of its code revealed a close connection with ExobotCompact, which is believed to be the successor of the Exobot Android trojan, which in […]


Mobile, Mobile security

SharkBot Banking Trojan Resurfaces On Google Play Store Hidden Behind 7 New Apps

April 7, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

As many as seven malicious Android apps discovered on the Google Play Store masqueraded as antivirus solutions to deploy a banking trojan called SharkBot. “SharkBot steals credentials and banking information,” Check Point researchers Alex Shamshur and Raman Ladutska said in […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Researchers Uncover New Android Spyware With C2 Server Linked to Turla Hackers

April 4, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

An Android spyware application has been spotted masquerading as a “Process Manager” service to stealthily siphon sensitive information stored in the infected devices. Interestingly, the app — that has the package name “com.remote.app” — establishes contact with a remote command-and-control […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Scammers are lurking on dating apps

April 4, 2022

Via: Panda Security

Cybercriminals love easy prey, and dating apps appear to be a hunting ground full of potential victims. There are numerous stories of Tinder and Hinge users who got scammed out of their entire life savings for simply falling in love […]


Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Apple Rushes Out Patches for 0-Days in MacOS, iOS

April 1, 2022

Via: Threat Post

Apple rushed out patches for two zero-days affecting macOS and iOS Thursday, both of which are likely under active exploitation and could allow a threat actor to disrupt or access kernel activity. Apple released separate security updates for the bugs […]


Mobile, Wireless security

Electric Vehicle DC charging tripped by a wireless hack

March 30, 2022

Via: The Register

Researchers from the University of Oxford published details of a vulnerability in the Combined Charging System that has the potential to abort charging. The Combined Charging System (CCS) is one of the plethora of standards in the EV charging world, […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Mobile data protection market to reach $13.999 billion by 2026

March 11, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

The mobile data protection market is evaluated at $1.949 billion for the year 2019 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 32.53% to reach a market size of $13.999 billion by the year 2026, according to ResearchAndMarkets. Mobile […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Mobile malware evolution 2021

February 21, 2022

Via: Securelist

Figures of the year In 2021, Kaspersky mobile products and technologies detected: 3,464,756 malicious installation packages 97,661 new mobile banking Trojans 17,372 new mobile ransomware Trojans Trends of the year In 2021, we observed a downward trend in the number […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Hackers Exploiting Infected Android Devices to Register Disposable Accounts

February 21, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

An analysis of SMS phone-verified account (PVA) services has led to the discovery of a rogue platform built atop a botnet involving thousands of infected Android phones, once again underscoring the flaws with relying on SMS for account validation. SMS […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Android privacy settings to adjust

February 11, 2022

Via: Panda Security

Android devices are popular among users as they generally offer more flexibility than Apple’s iOS. Both users and manufacturers can tinker with Android and adjust things as they please. However, the freedoms that Android users enjoy come at a price […]