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Double trouble: Two-pronged cyber attack infects victims with data-stealing trojan malware and ransomware

Cyber criminals are targeting victims with a two-pronged attack that secretly infiltrates systems with data-stealing malware, before dropping ransomware onto the infected system. Using Internet Explorer and Flash Player exploits delivered in the Fallout exploit kit, the campaign is distributed by what <a href="https://blog.malwarebytes.com/threat-analysis/2019/01/vidar-gandcrab-steal… Latest news

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This data-stealing Android malware infiltrated the Google Play Store, infecting users in 196 countries

Powerful Android malware capable of snooping on user location, communications logs, and stealing files and account credentials has been downloaded by at least 100,000 users around the world after successfully infiltrating the Google Play app store. Several applications uploaded to Google Play with the intention of distributing MobSTSPY malware have been detected by researchers at Trend Micro. The malware-laden apps ...

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Brazilian mobile users hit with banking malware

More than 2,000 mobile banking users in Brazil have unknowingly downloaded an Android-based malware that controlled devices and stole their confidential data. According to virus specialists Doctor Web, cybercriminals were distributing the Android.BankBot.495.origin trojan on Google Play under the guise of applications that supposedly allowed WhatsApp monitoring of Android-based devices. When launched, the malware would attempt to gain access to ...

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Bitcoin malware attacks high in India

Express News Service HYDERABAD:  Bitcoin miners beware! India ranked at the top of the list of countries affected by a malware called ‘Trojan.Win64.Miner./Trojan.Win32.Miner’. A study, conducted to document the shift of cybercriminals towards new crypto mining, found that 23.58 per cent of all ‘Trojan.Win32.Miner.ays/Trojan.Win.64.Miner.al’ cryptocurrency attacks were in India. Russia came to a close second with 18.45 per cent of the ...

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8 tips for avoiding phishing, malware, scams, and hacks while holiday shopping online

More about cybersecurity Shopify predicts that online holiday sales in 2018 will be $ 23 billion greater than in 2017. As the number of online shoppers increases, the appeal for cybercriminals to target them grows as well, leading to the development of new tactics to circumvent antivirus software, beat web filters, and confuse targets into giving up secrets. It’s easier ...

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Google: Newer Android versions are less affected by malware

Google is finally seeing tangible results after dedicating itself to improving Android’s security in the past few years. According to new statistics the company released today, percentage-wise devices running newer Android versions have been infected in much fewer numbers than devices running older OS releases. For example, the percentage of Android devices that contain at least one potentially harmful application ...

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Canadian restaurant chain suffers country-wide outage after malware outbreak

A Canadian restaurant chain that operates over 20 restaurant brands has suffered a country-wide outage of its IT systems over the weekend in an incident it described as a “malware outbreak.” More security news The company is Recipe Unlimited –formerly Cara Operations– which operates restaurant brands in North American, but mostly in Canada. The mysterious malware outbreak happ… Latest news

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