20 May 2021

Android apps exposed data of millions of users through cloud authentication failures

Check Point Research published a report on Thursday detailing Android apps that contain critical cloud misconfiguration that allow for the potential exposure of data belonging to 100 million users. The report states that 23 popular mobile apps contain a variety of misconfiguration of third-party cloud services, which are widely used

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07 Apr 2021

New wormable Android malware poses as Netflix to hijack WhatsApp sessions

A new variant of Android malware has been discovered by researchers at Check Point, who reported that the mobile malware was discovered in the Google Play Store. The wormable malware has been named FlixOnline and disguises itself as a legitimate Netflix brand application. The app then appears to target the

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19 Mar 2021

Fraudsters jump on Clubhouse hype to push malicious Android app

Popular new app Clubhouse is being impersonated in a campaign pushing a fraudulent and malicious copycat to Andriod users. There is currently no Andriod version of the app, allowing scammers to falsely advertise the fake copy as the new Android version. The app recently gained popularity after Elon Musk tweeted

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11 Feb 2021

Android spyware strains linked to state-sponsored Confucius threat group

On Tuesday, cybersecurity firm Lookout reported that they had uncovered evidence linking two malware strains recently targeting Android devices to Confucius, a pro-India state-sponsored hacking group. The two strains, called Hornbill and SunBird, are both forms of Android spyware seemingly focused on compromising the Whatapp messaging platform and stealing the

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10 Feb 2021

Android Devices Hunted by LodaRAT Windows Malware

The LodaRAT has been found targeting Android devices in a new campaign. The malware has historically targeted Windows devices, however, is now being distributed in an ongoing campaign that seeks to spy on victims. The LodaRAT has also been updated, with the more aggressive version spotted by researchers in a

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08 Feb 2021

With one update, this malicious Android app hijacked millions of devices

Google Play has been battling malicious apps for years, and the most recent to sneak into the Play Store has hijacked roughly 10 million devices. The application in question is a popular barcode scanner app that was transformed into malware with one update. The app had been available on the

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01 Feb 2021

Hacker group inserted malware in NoxPlayer Android emulator

A popular Android emulator has been compromised by a mysterious hacking group. A handful of victims across Asia were targeted in a supply chain attack, leaving malware on their device. The attack targeted BigNox, the company that creates NoxPlayer. NoxPlayer emulates Android apps on Windows or macOS desktops. Slovak Security

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06 Jan 2021

Google Warns of Critical Android Remote Code Execution Bug

Google’s latest Andriod security update fixed 43 bugs affecting Android handsets and Samsung phones. Two of the bigs affecting Google’s Andriod handsets were flagged as critical, while the most serious flaw lies in the Andriod System component and allows remote attackers to compromise a device through executing arbitrary code. Two

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02 Dec 2020

Android Messenger App Still Leaking Photos, Videos

A bug in the GO SMS Pro app for Andriod users has affected millions of users as underground forums begin to actively share images and data stolen from the app’s servers. The app has been downloaded 100 million times and contains a high-level flaw that allows an attacker to access

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27 Aug 2020

‘Transparent Tribe’ APT Group Deploys New Android Spyware for Cyber Espionage

Kaspersky researchers have been observing the Transparent Tribe, an APT group that has been active since 2013. Kaspersky found that the organization has been utilizing a new mobile malware tool that targets Android devices in its cyber-espionage campaigns. The campaign is largely focusing on victims in India, as the spyware

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