12 Jan 2021

Colombian energy, metal firms under fire in new Trojan attack wave

Three Remote Access Trojans (RATs) are being used to commit a wave of attacks on companies in Columbia. These attacks result in the stealing of confidential information and the campaign has been named Operation Spalax. ESET discovered the campaign on Tuesday that is targeting government and private entities, specifically with

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06 Jan 2021

Crypto-Hijacking Campaign Leverages New Golang RAT

An emerging operation leverages a new Remote Access Tool (RAT) that is designed to steal crypto-currency from users. Since January 2020, ElectroRAT, as named by Intezer, has been active in a full marketing campaign complete with applications, social media accounts and websites. The RAT is written in Golang and is

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01 Apr 2019

Google: Malware in Google Play doubled in 2018 because of click-fraud apps

According to Google’s annual Android security report [pdf], installs of malicious apps from the Google Play Store increased by 100% in 2018. However, the company claims that the reported increase is a result of its decision to start considering click-fraud applications, also called adware, as “potentially harmful apps” (PHAs). Since adware

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