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Malware, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Agent Smith Malware Infects 25M Android Phones to Push Rogue Ads

July 10, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers are warning of a new breed of Android malware, dubbed “Agent Smith,” that they claim has infected 25 million handsets in order to replace legitimate apps with doppelgangers that display rogue ads. The malware is tied to a China-based […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Godlua backdoor, the first malware that abuses the DNS over HTTPS (DoH)

July 5, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers at Network Security Research Lab of Qihoo 360 discovered a Lua-based backdoor dubbed Godlua that targets both Linux and Windows systems. The peculiarity of this new piece of malware is the ability to communicate with C2 servers via DNS […]


Application security, Cyber-crime, Mobile, Security

‘Updates for Samsung’, the scam app with 10M+ downloads

July 5, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Over ten million users have installed a fake Samsung app named “Updates for Samsung” that poses as firmware updates. The malicious app redirects users to a website offering and charging for firmware downloads. Technical details of the attack were shared […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

New ‘WannaHydra’ Malware a Triple Threat to Android

July 4, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

WannaLocker, a mobile lookalike of the infamous WannaCry ransomware, just got a little more dangerous. Researchers at Avast this week reported observing a new version of the malware that combines WannaCry’s user interface with new spyware, a banking Trojan, and […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

New MacOS Malware Discovered

July 3, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

A wave of new MacOS malware over the past month includes a zero-day exploit and other attack code. A wave of malware targeting MacOS over the past month has raised the profile of the operating system once advertised as much […]


Hacker, Malware

Facebook Removes Accounts Used to Infect Thousands With Malware

July 2, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Facebook has shut down more than 30 accounts spreading malware through malicious links that purport to be news about the ongoing political situation in Libya. The campaign, ongoing since 2014, has infected tens of thousands of victims with remote access […]


Hacker, Malware

Thousands of IoT Devices Bricked By Silex Malware

June 28, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A 14-year-old hacker used a new strain of malware this week to brick up to 4,000 insecure Internet of Things devices – before abruptly shutting down his command and control server. The malware, dubbed Silex, was first discovered by Larry […]


Network security

What is a botnet? When armies of infected IoT devices attack

June 28, 2019

Via: CSO Online

A botnet is a collection of internet-connected devices that an attacker has compromised. Botnets act as a force multiplier for individual attackers, cyber-criminal groups and nation-states looking to disrupt or break into their targets’ systems. Commonly used in distributed denial […]


Malware, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Newly-Discovered Malware Targets Unpatched MacOS Flaw

June 26, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have discovered never-before-seen Mac malware samples, which they believe are being developed to target a recently-disclosed vulnerability in the MacOS operating system. The vulnerability, a bypass that was disclosed in May and has yet to be patched by Apple, […]


Malware, Mobile security

MobOk Malware Hides in Photo Editors on Google Play, Siphons Cash

June 24, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A powerful money-siphoning malware known as MobOk has been found hiding in seemingly legitimate photo editing apps available on the Google Play store. The Pink Camera and Pink Camera 2 apps, now removed, had been installed around 10,000 times, according […]