Tag: 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 […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Google Removes 25 Malicious Google Play Apps Stealing Facebook Login Credentials

July 1, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Last month, Google removed 25 Android apps from its Google Play Store after discovering they were stealing users’ Facebook account credentials. The malicious apps, identified by security company Evina, appeared to be created by the same developer, Rio Reader LLC, […]

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 […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware explained: How it works and how to remove it

June 19, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Ransomware definition Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victim’s files. The attacker then demands a ransom from the victim to restore access to the data upon payment. Users are shown instructions for how to pay a fee […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

The FBI expects a surge of mobile banking threats

June 15, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

The increased use of mobile banking apps due to the COVID-19 pandemic is sure to be followed by an increased prevalence of mobile banking threats: fake banking apps and banking Trojans disguised as those apps, the FBI has warned. The […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Malware, Security

Google Sees Increase in COVID-19 Phishing in Brazil, India, UK

June 12, 2020

Via: Security Week

As the coronavirus crisis spreads worldwide, cyber-criminals and state-sponsored actors have adapted their attacks to leverage pandemic-related lures. In April, Gmail was seeing 18 million COVID-related daily malicious emails. The attacks have been evolving and the past month has revealed […]

Cloud security, Cyber-crime, Malware, Security

Top security risks for companies to address as cloud migration accelerates

June 11, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

The ease and speed at which new cloud tools can be deployed is also making it harder for security teams to control their usage, IBM Security reveals. According to the data, basic security oversight issues, including governance, vulnerabilities, and misconfigurations, […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Japanese car-maker giant Honda hit by a ransomware attack

June 10, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

The Japanese carmaker Honda announced that threat actors have compromised the Honda network disrupting its business in several countries. Source informed about the security incident believe Honda’s systems have been infected with SNAKE Ransomware. BleepingComputer reported that a security researcher […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

7 Ransomware Trends: Gangs Join Forces, Auction Stolen Data

June 9, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

Ransomware gangs continue to innovate. Indeed, barely a day seems to go by without news of yet another high-profile victim of crypto-locking malware coming to light. In just the past week, for starters, reports have emerged of a collaboration between […]