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ESET discovers active campaign targeting Android users
Last week
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phishing
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spyware
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google play
Malicious apps used in this campaign are able to exfiltrate contacts, SMS messages, recorded phone calls, and even chat messages.
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Kaspersky researchers uncover previously unknown cyber threats
Last month
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malware
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vpn
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android
"APT actors are now strenuously used to create attack tools and improve old ones to launch new malicious campaigns."
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Zimperium warns enterprises about new android spyware threat
Thu 6 Oct 2022
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vpn
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ai
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ml
This new mobile trojan is said to be capable of malicious actions including reading, writing and deleting files, recording sound, and setting new application permissions.
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New variants of Android spyware linked to advanced persistent threat
Fri 26 Nov 2021
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firewall
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smartphones
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network management
"The attackers use social engineering to lure victims into granting the permissions needed to see into every corner of their digital life."
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Zoom meetings infiltrated by hackers - Check Point
Fri 31 Jan 2020
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uc
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cybersecurity
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spying
Check Point Research found hackers could eavesdrop on Zoom meetings by generating and verifying Zoom meeting IDs.
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After five years, the InvisiMole spyware isn't so invisible anymore
Wed 20 Jun 2018
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malware
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spyware
InvisiMole is able to turn the affected computer into a video camera, which allows the attackers see and hear what’s going on around their victim.
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2017 brought a surge of ransom & hijack attacks against APAC
Wed 31 Jan 2018
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ransomware
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malware
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cybersecurity
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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Global ISPs could be complicit in major spyware surveillance program
Mon 25 Sep 2017
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malware
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surveillance
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spyware
ISPs could be helping a notorious spyware agent keep track of surveillance targets.
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Welivesecurity reveals the eight things you should know about spyware
Tue 21 Feb 2017
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malware
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welivesecurity
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spyware
Spyware is widely spread across the web, and is ever present on today’s mobile and desktop devices. You should be security-conscious at all times.
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