Thousands of infected IoT devices used in for-profit anonymity service

Thousands of infected IoT devices used in for-profit anonymity service

The code further uses a lib2p-based network stack to interact with the Interplanetary File System, which is often abbreviated at IPFS.

QakBot Banking Trojan Returned With New Sneaky Tricks to Steal Your Money

QakBot Banking Trojan Returned With New Sneaky Tricks to Steal Your Money

In an analysis released by Check Point Research today, the latest wave of Qbot activity appears to have dovetailed with the return of Emotet — another email-based malware behind several botnet-driven spam campaigns and ransomware attacks — last month, with the new sample capable of covertly gathering all email threads from a victim's Outlook client and using them for later malspam campaigns.

Visa warns of new sophisticated credit card skimmer dubbed Baka

Visa warns of new sophisticated credit card skimmer dubbed Baka

Baka is a sophisticated e-skimmer developed by a skilled malware developer that implements a unique obfuscation method and loader.The skimmer loads dynamically to avoid static malware scanners and uses unique encryption parameters for each victim to obfuscate the malicious code.” reads the published by VISA.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: August 21, 2020

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: August 21, 2020

Court finds UK police use of facial recognition technology breaches privacy rights, data protection laws and equality laws.XCSSET is another new malware discovered by Trend Micro targets Mac devices and the developers that use them.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: August 7, 2020

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: August 7, 2020

A pair of hacks at genealogy site GEDMatch has laid bare serious privacy issues with online databases of DNA information.Privacy News Online is brought to you by Private Internet Access, the world’s most trusted VPN service.

What Are Stingrays and Dirtboxes?

What Are Stingrays and Dirtboxes?

But a security researcher named Roger Piqueras Jover found that the authentication on 4G doesn’t occur until after the phone has already revealed its IMSI number, which means that stingrays can still grab this data before the phone determines it’s not communicating with an authentic cell tower and switches to one that is authenticated.

VICE - How Police Secretly Took Over a Global Phone Network for Organised Crime

VICE - How Police Secretly Took Over a Global Phone Network for Organised Crime

The leaked documents obtained by Motherboard, which include evidence presented in prosecutions of Encrochat users over the last few weeks, show in stark detail the sort of information that phone hacking technology was able to grab from the devices of high-level drug traffickers, including their messages and photos.

China Uses Android Malware To Spy On Ethnic Minorities Worldwide, New Research Says

China Uses Android Malware To Spy On Ethnic Minorities Worldwide, New Research Says

SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images China-based surveillance campaigns are using Android malware to spy on Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities worldwide, according to new research from mobile cybersecurity firm Lookout.Lookout It’s not known how many Uighurs, Tibetans and other ethnic minorities have downloaded apps containing the malware.

Google Play has been spreading advanced Android malware for years

Google Play has been spreading advanced Android malware for years

Researchers from security firm Kaspersky Lab have recovered at least eight Google Play apps that date back to 2018, a Kaspersky Lab representative said, but based on archive searches and other methods, the researchers believe malicious apps from the same advanced group seeded Google’s official market since at least 2016.

Chinese Hackers Using New iPhone Hack to Spy On Uyghur Muslims

Chinese Hackers Using New iPhone Hack to Spy On Uyghur Muslims

A Chinese hacking group has been found leveraging a new exploit chain in iOS devices to install a spyware implant targeting the Uyghur Muslim minority in China's autonomous region of Xinjiang.

AT&T’s Ad Exchange is Overrun With Data Stealing Malware

AT&T’s Ad Exchange is Overrun With Data Stealing Malware

In the end, I analyzed about 10,000 web sessions, and found that nearly 2 out of every 100 ads from AppNexus are infected by malicious code .This is nearly double the average rate of malvertising for other ad networks, which ranges from 0.5 - 1%, depending on the source.

Critical Bluetooth Vulnerability in Android (CVE-2020-0022)

Critical Bluetooth Vulnerability in Android (CVE-2020-0022)

If you have no patch available yet or your device is not supported anymore, you can try to mitigate the impact by some generic behavior rules: Only enable Bluetooth if strictly necessary.

Weather.com Has Become the Pawn of A Huge Data Theft Scheme

Weather.com Has Become the Pawn of A Huge Data Theft Scheme

Don’t visit to find out, especially if you’re on a mobile device: the website has been compromised by a malicious advertising (malvertising) attack that is scraping personal information from its mobile users.

Android User Warning: Here Are 24 ‘Dangerous’ Apps With A Dark Secret—And 382 Million Installs

Android User Warning: Here Are 24 ‘Dangerous’ Apps With A Dark Secret—And 382 Million Installs

And so the team says it decided to investigate, finding links to a Chinese company called Shenzhen HAWK that is “secretly” behind Hi Security as well as four other app developers.

US Government-funded Android phones come preinstalled with unremovable malware

US Government-funded Android phones come preinstalled with unremovable malware

An Android phone subsidized by the US government for low-income users comes preinstalled with malware that can't be removed without making the device cease to work, researchers reported on Thursday.

United States government-funded phones come pre-installed with unremovable malware

United States government-funded phones come pre-installed with unremovable malware

It’s with great frustration that I must write about yet another unremovable pre-installed malicious app found on the UMX U686CL phone: the mobile device’s own Settings app functions as a heavily-obfuscated malware we detect as Android/Trojan.

Researchers unearth malware that siphoned SMS texts out of telco’s network

Researchers unearth malware that siphoned SMS texts out of telco’s network

If an SMS message contained either a phone number or an IMSI number that matched the predefined list, it was saved to a CSV file for later theft by the threat actor.

Malware That Spits Cash Out of ATMs Has Spread World Wide

Malware That Spits Cash Out of ATMs Has Spread World Wide

“In general, we do not comment on dedicated, single cases,” Bernd Redecker, director of corporate security and fraud management at Diebold Nixdorf, said in a phone call.So far across the different states of Germany, 82 cases of ATM cash out is recorded.

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instead of building all apps from the source code (the proper way, to assure that there isn’t malware), 31 apps that come with the ROM are pre-built which is dangerous as you don’t know if those apps contain malware in them.

Confirmed: Google's Android Suffers Sustained Attacks By Anti-Uighur Hackers

Confirmed: Google's Android Suffers Sustained Attacks By Anti-Uighur Hackers

NurPhoto via Getty ImagesJust a day after Forbes reported that Google and Microsoft operating systems were under assault by the same hackers who tried to pilfer private data from Apple iPhones of Uighur citizens, it's been confirmed that Androids of the target Muslim communities have been under heavy attack.

Malwarebytes Browser Guard for Firefox and Chrome leaves Beta

Malwarebytes Browser Guard for Firefox and Chrome leaves Beta

Malwarebytes Browser Guard users may disable some or all of the protection types on select websites.Malwarebytes Browser Guard is a protective browser extension that blocks certain types of outright malicious content and content that may be unwanted.

Russell Stover Chocolates hit by data breach - what customers need to know

Russell Stover Chocolates hit by data breach - what customers need to know

Candymaker Russell Stover Chocolates announced Friday that a recent data security breach at its stores potentially affected the information of customers’ credit and debit cards.If a consumer suspects an unauthorized charge, they should immediately notify the bank or financial institution that issued the payment card.”.

Top tip: Don't upload your confidential biz files to free malware-scanning websites – everything is public

Top tip: Don't upload your confidential biz files to free malware-scanning websites – everything is public

By passively observing three such services over the course of three days earlier this month, Cylab hackers were able to collect more than 200 documents, mostly things like purchase orders and invoices.

Why You Should Never Borrow Someone Else's Charging Cable

Why You Should Never Borrow Someone Else's Charging Cable

For the moment, Henderson says, a bigger threat than malicious charging cables is USB charging stations you see in public places like airports.Many travelers know that, in a pinch, the hotel front desk will often have a drawer of charging cables that were left behind by guests.

Cybersecurity Protections for SMBs Found to Be Lacking

Cybersecurity Protections for SMBs Found to Be Lacking

The ransom demand is also likely to be considerably higher than the cost of cybersecurity protections for SMBs to prevent ransomware attacks.

Google Warning: Tens Of Millions Of Android Phones Come Preloaded With Dangerous Malware

Google Warning: Tens Of Millions Of Android Phones Come Preloaded With Dangerous Malware

Millions of shiny new Android smartphones are being purchased with dangerous malware factory-installed, according to Google's own security research team.Android is a thriving open-source community, which is great for innovation but not so great when threat actors seize the opportunity to hide malware in basic software loads that come on boxed devices.

Fake PornHub And Google Android Apps Are Actually ‘Russian Spy Tools’

Fake PornHub And Google Android Apps Are Actually ‘Russian Spy Tools’

It comes hidden inside fake versions of real apps, including Google Play, Evernote, Skype, encrypted messaging service Signal and PornHub. Looking at the selection of copied apps, Lookout said Monokle was likely targeting English speakers, as well as individuals in the Caucasus regions and people interested in the Ahrar al-Sham militant group in Syria.

How To Tell If Someone is Watching You: Is Your Webcam Hacked?

How To Tell If Someone is Watching You: Is Your Webcam Hacked?

Basic malware will run as a process on your computer without you noticing (until, that is, pictures from your webcam appear on the internet). One more tell-tale sign that your webcam has been hacked is if the security settings for it are a bit screwy.

Studies prove once again that users are the weakest link in the security chain

Studies prove once again that users are the weakest link in the security chain

Organizations need to make sure users understand the importance of protecting sensitive data and safeguarding company assets, and that they’re aware of how their actions impact the overall security for the whole organization.

Malicious Python libraries targeting Linux servers removed from PyPI

Malicious Python libraries targeting Linux servers removed from PyPI

Image: ReversingLabs A security firm found three malicious Python libraries uploaded on the official Python Package Index (PyPI) that contained a hidden backdoor which would activate when the libraries were installed on Linux systems.