14 Nov 2022

Android Phone Vulnerability Presents Active Spyware Risk

The vulnerabilities leveraged in the exploit chain are specific to phones powered by Samsung’s Exynos SoC and running kernel 4.14.113 were described by Google Project Zero as having been seen in the wild, meaning that the exploit is being actively used to target user devices. Full Story

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08 Sep 2022

New Iranian hacking group APT42 deploys custom Android spyware

Cybersecurity firm Mandiant has released information regarding what is believed to be a new Iranian state-sponsored hacking group referred to as APT42. The group is allegedly using a custom Android malware to spy on targets that fit its interests. Mandiant has reportedly collecting enough evidence to prove that the group

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06 Sep 2022

SharkBot Malware Resurfaces on Google Play to Steal Users’ Credentials

The SharkBot mobile malware has been spotted with new upgrades on the Google Play Store, according to the NCC Group. The Fox-IT branch of the NCC Group released a new blog post detailing the malware and the apps it is currently hiding in. According to the report, the new version

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03 Aug 2022

7 password-stealing Android apps removed from Google Play

Security researchers at Trend Micro reported that seventeen malicious apps designed to infect Android users have been removed from the Google Play Store. The apps used banking malware and have been dubbed DawDropper. The malware campaign leverages four types of banking trojans, Octo, TeaBot, Hydra, and Ermac. The attack type

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24 Jun 2022

Google details commercial spyware that targets both Android and iOS devices

Google has warned its customers that an enterprise grade spyware strain is targeting both Android and iOS mobile device users in a recent Google Threat Analysis Group announcement. The spyware variant is reportedly in active circulation, according to the security team. Google has thus far identified victims in Italy and

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17 Jun 2022

Cybersecurity Researchers Find Several Google Play Store Apps Stealing Users Data

A group of cybersecurity researchers have reportedly identified numerous apps available on the Google Play Store as of May 2022 that contain built-in adware, information stealing malware, and other malicious devices. On some of the apps, spyware has been secretly installed and is capable of stealing information from other app

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11 Apr 2022

Google Play Bitten by Sharkbot Info-stealer ‘AV Solution’

Google has effectively removed six different malicious Android applications that mainly targeted users in the UK and Italy. The apps were downloaded roughly 15,000 times, according to researchers at Check Point. Researchers stated that the apps were infected with the information stealing Android malware Sharkbot, which was first detected in

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29 Mar 2022

Russians plan to launch alternative to Google Play on Victory Day

Russian tech developers are building an alternative to Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google Play store and plan to launch it on May 9, a national holiday in Russia that celebrates victory in World War Two, the organisation behind the initiative said on Tuesday. YouTube and Google Play this month suspended all payment-based

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02 Dec 2021

Widespread ‘Smishing’ Campaign Defrauds Iranian Android Users

Attackers are impersonating the Iranian government in the latest SMS malware campaign against Iranian residents. The attackers are using socially engineered messages to compromise devices, seeking bank credentials. The campaign targets Android users by installing bank information-stealing malware that can exfiltrate credit card data and siphon money from financial accounts.

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02 Dec 2021

Nearly 10 Million Android Gamers Hit With Malware From Huawei AppGallery

Security researchers at Doctor Web have discovered dozens of malicious games hiding in AppGallery responsible for infecting victims with a new variant of the Cynos malware. Cynos has been affecting Android users for seven years and is concealed in everything from adult content apps to harmless-looking virtual pet games. Doctor

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