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Kaspersky uncovers new malicious malware NullMixer
Wed, 28th Sep 2022
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Kaspersky researchers have uncovered a new malware stealing users credentials, address, credit card data, cryptocurrencies, and accounts.
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Adware, fake apps and banking trojans targeting Android devices
Fri, 18th Jun 2021
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Adware continues to be the most significant threat on Android phones and tablets.
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72% of all mobile malware is adware - report
Wed, 18th Mar 2020
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The report also reveals that adware is a rising problem, with its share among all Android malware types having increased by 38% in the past year alone.
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Bitdefender unravels the mystery of the Zacinlo adware
Wed, 20th Jun 2018
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The Zacinlo malware, which Bitdefender classes as an advanced strain of spyware, has been operating covertly since 2012.
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Low-cost Android devices shipping pre-installed Colisoon adware
Tue, 29th May 2018
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Low-cost Android devices from manufacturers such as ZTE and Archos are being pre-installed with adware, researchers at Avast say.
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Five million Android devices possibly infected with 'aggressive' pre-installed adware
Wed, 21st Mar 2018
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They claim Honor, Huawei and Xiaomi devices are most affected by the ‘extremely aggressive ad network’.
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2017 brought a surge of ransom & hijack attacks against APAC
Wed, 31st Jan 2018
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Asia Pacific is a hotspot for ransomware, hijackers, spyware and worms and one security expert believes that the region is becoming a major target.
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Not again… Expert discusses potential SECOND Equifax breach
Mon, 16th Oct 2017
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It was only weeks ago that one of the single largest data breaches in history was announced - now Equifax may have been hacked again.
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GhostClicker adware infiltrated 300 apps on Google Play
Fri, 18th Aug 2017
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A pervasive auto-clicking adware by the name of GhostClicker has infected as many as 340 apps from Google Play.
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Digital marketing agency unleashes Fireball malware on 250 million computers
Tue, 6th Jun 2017
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A new browser hijacker malware called Fireball is taking over 250 million computers and has already infiltrated 20% of corporate networks worldwide.
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Unit 42 researchers suspect Ewind adware Trojan is 100% Russian
Tue, 18th Apr 2017
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The Android Ewind family has just become a little bigger, after Unit 42 researchers discovered multiple new samples of the family.
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ESET warns Android users to beware of fake QuadRooter patch apps
Thu, 18th Aug 2016
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ESET is warning Android users to watch out for fake patch apps, the first of their kind to take advantage of the QuadRooter vulnerability.
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Mobile networks infected by Windows and PC devices
Mon, 21st Sep 2015
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Alcatel-Lucent malware report shows significant rise in mobile infections via PCs and adware in first six months of 2015.
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Lenovo adware scandal: Superfish or super creep?
Fri, 20th Feb 2015
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The instructions come amid backlash after it was revealed Lenovo preinstalled software that made devices vulnerable to hacking.
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