Android malware: A million people downloaded these malicious apps before they were finally removed from Google Play

Google has removed a series of apps downloaded by over a million Android users from the Google Play Store that infected smartphones with malware and bombarded devices with malicious pop-up ads. The malware has been detailed by cybersecurity researchers at Read More …

World Cup apps pose a data security and privacy nightmare

With mandated spyware downloads to tens of thousands of surveillance cameras equipped with facial-recognition technology, the World Cup in Qatar next month is looking more like a data security and privacy nightmare than a celebration of the beautiful game. Football Read More …

Malicious WhatsApp mod distributed through legitimate apps

Last year, Kaspersky researchers wrote about the Triada Trojan inside FMWhatsApp, a modified WhatsApp build. At that time, they discovered that a dropper was found inside the distribution, along with an advertising SDK. This year, the situation has repeated, but Read More …

New Android malware ‘RatMilad’ can steal your data, record audio

A new Android spyware named ‘RatMilad’ was discovered targeting mobile devices in the Middle East, used to spy on victims and steal data. The RatMilad spyware was discovered by mobile security firm Zimperium who warned that the malware could be Read More …

Rewards plus: Fake mobile banking rewards apps lure users to install info-stealing RAT on Android devices

Microsoft analysis of a recent version of a previously reported info-stealing Android malware, delivered through an ongoing SMS campaign, demonstrates the continuous evolution of mobile threats. Masquerading as a banking rewards app, this new version has additional remote access trojan Read More …

That ‘clean’ Google Translate app is actually Windows crypto-mining malware

Watch out: someone is spreading cryptocurrency-mining malware disguised as legitimate-looking applications, such as Google Translate, on free software download sites and through Google searches. The cryptomining Trojan, known as Nitrokod, is typically disguised as a clean Windows app and works Read More …

Australian digital driving licenses can be defaced in minutes

An Australian digital driver’s license (DDL) implementation that officials claimed is more secure than a physical license has been shown to easily defaced, but authorities insist the credential remains secure. New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, launched its DDL Read More …

Fake Mobile Apps Steal Facebook Credentials, Cryptocurrency-Related Keys

Trend Micro researchers recently observed a number of apps on Google Play designed to perform malicious activities such as stealing user credentials and other sensitive user information, including private keys. Because of the number and popularity of these apps — Read More …