July 25, 2014

File-encrypting Android ransomware’s extortion attempts mimic FBI

1:08 ET, 25 July 2014 A ransomware threat that encrypts files stored on the SD memory cards of Android devices has been updated to target English-speaking […]
July 24, 2014

34 European Banks Hit by Android-Skirting Malware

09:44 ET, 24 July 2014 Criminals have been finding gaping holes in Android-based two-factor authentication systems that banks around the world are using. The result: 34 […]
July 23, 2014

Op Emmental spoofs bank sites, uses Android malware to maintain account access

11:00 EST July 23, 2014   Cyber criminals have crafted an intricate attack method for maintaining a foothold in victim’s online bank accounts, researchers warn. On […]
July 23, 2014

When Google Sells Your Data, It Might Be Illegally Killing Your Phone’s Battery

10:20 ET, 23 July 2014 Personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits is regularly sent between apps on your Android phone, a potentially […]
July 22, 2014

Global rise in Android banking and payment malware

9:00 EST July 22, 2014 Mobile banking and mobile payment malware – malicious software that can extort money from users by hijacking personal information and spoofing […]
July 21, 2014

Beware of Fake Google Apps that Steal User Data of Android Smartphone Users

11:00 EST July 21, 2014   Android smartphone users should beware of fake Google apps that intercept user data like text messages, calls and other pertinent […]
July 18, 2014

IT Pros Report Surge in Concern About Ransomware

11:00 EST, July 18 2014   73 percent of respondents to a recent survey said they’re very or extremely concerned about the impact of ransomware, up […]
July 17, 2014

ScarePakage Android ransomware pretends to be FBI warning

11:00 EST, July 17 2014 Hard-to-remove malware locks devices and tries to make people pay $300 fines, says security firm Lookout   A fresh strain of […]
July 16, 2014

China-Made Handheld Barcode Scanners Ship with Spyware

11:00 EST, July 16 2014 Credit: wk1003mike/Shutterstock.Credit: wk1003mike/Shutterstock. Who scans the scanners? Some Chinese-manufactured shipping-barcode handheld scanners — of the type used by many United States […]
July 15, 2014

Mobile Ransomware: Extortion Racket Hits Cyberspace

11:00 AM July 15 2014 Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts usage of the device it infects, demanding a ransom from the end user […]
July 14, 2014

Zeus Banking Malware Active Despite Recent Botnet Takedown

10:00 EST July 14, 2014 Despite recent law enforcement action severely crippling one of the most active botnets associated with the notorious Zeus banking malware, security researchers […]
July 11, 2014

Android SMS bot sets new infection record

Until recently embedded advertising modules have topped Dr.Web’s malicious program rankings, but statistics for recent months indicate that an Android SMS bot Trojan has been spreading at […]
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