18 Oct 2019

500+ Million UC Browser Android Users Exposed to MiTM Attacks. Again.

For the second time this year, security researchers discovered that the popular Android browser apps UC Browser and UC Browser Mini exposed users to man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks by downloading third-party components via insecure connections. In August of this year, Zscaler ThreatLabZ researchers analyzed the two browsers, which have a total

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05 Aug 2019

As attackers get more creative, mobile threats and attacks increase in both quantity and impact

A new report by Zimperium highlights the growing threat of cyberattacks targeting mobile endpoints. According to the study, device threats affected more than one in four (27%) mobile endpoints in enterprises. Over two-thirds (68%) of malicious profiles involved elevated access that enabled attackers to exfiltrate data or compromise the network.

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26 Jul 2019

Russian Threat Group May Have Devised a ‘Man-on-the-Side’ Attack

Members of Iron Liberty, a cyber espionage group operating from Russia, have been using a novel attack technique dubbed “man-on-the-side” (MOTS) in order to install malware on targeted systems, research by Secureworks has found. MOTS resembles the well-known man-in the-middle (MITM) attack in which a threat actor covertly relays and

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10 Jul 2019

Cyber Attacks Biggest Threat to Financial Sector

A new Wandera report looks at the mobile threats targeting financial services firms. It shows that phishing accounts for the majority (57%) of attacks, which is significantly higher than the average across other industries (42%). Man-in-the-middle attacks are also more common in the financial services sector (36%) than in other

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23 May 2019

Over 90% of data transactions on IoT devices are unencrypted

New research by Zscaler highlights how companies are putting themselves at risk through the use of poorly secured IoT devices. The report found that a staggering 91.5% of IoT data transactions on enterprise networks are not encrypted. If a threat actor manages to intercept that traffic, they can therefore access

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05 Apr 2019

Pre-Installed Security App Puts 150 Million Xiaomi Smartphone Users At Risk

Cybercriminals are increasingly going after mobile users by hiding malware in applications and trying to upload the nefarious apps to the Google Play Store. As if this isn’t bad enough, a new incident involving Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi exposes an even more potent threat, namely that of malicious or poorly

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