Category: Android

  • GhostCtrl Android Malware Records Audio, Video and Spies on Users

    GhostCtrl Android Malware Records Audio, Video and Spies on Users

    Perhaps it is not so surprising to see powerful malware now being created to target Android devices. Researchers at Trend Micro recently discovered yet another malicious software that infects Android devices and ends up stealing pretty much anything for the attacker. GhstCtrl The new malware goes by the name of GhostCtrl (a variant of OmniRAT) […]

  • LeakerLocker Android Ransomware: Pay or Your Data Will Be Leaked

    Android mobile operating system is often in the news for being targeted by cyber criminals. Now, keeping up with its legacy another Android malware has been discovered by Internet security giant McAfee which acts as a ransomware and threatens users that their personal data will be leaked online if they fail to pay money. Dubbed LeakerLocker; the […]

  • SpyDealer Rooting Malware Steals Data From Android Devices

    Capable of intercepting data from more than 40 apps, the SpyDealer malware has been recently discovered by researchers at the Palo Alto network. The malware has a number of capabilities that allow it to extract personal information from a compromised Android device. SpyDealer versions According to the researchers, the malware has different versions. They are […]

  • Google is having a hard time getting rid of malicious Android apps

    The IT security researchers at SophosLabs have discovered that Google Play Store currently has as many as 47 apps that contain adware and are being downloaded at an alarmingly fast pace – This is quite troubling as the adware contained in these apps is quite persistent and does not seem to go away no matter […]

  • Hundreds of Malicious Android Apps Masked as Anti-virus Software

    With the recent surge in ransomware attacks, it is no surprise to see that attackers have capitalized on the opportunity and played on people’s fears by offering them Android anti-virus apps that are, in reality, another malware. The hunt for anti-virus apps It goes without saying then, that given the dangers and prevalence of ransomware, […]

  • Xavier Malware Infects Hundreds of Android Apps on Google Play Store

    You might have heard researchers urging Android users not to download apps from a third party store since a lot of them contain malware. Now, things have changed as hackers and cyber criminals are bypassing Google’s security implementation on Play Store and uploading apps infected with malware. The IT security researchers at Trend Mirco have […]

  • Android Malware with Code Injecting Capability Found on Google Play Store

    Google Play Store has been found harboring another malware and this one has the ability to disable the security settings on Android devices. The malware is doing this so that it would be able to perform different malicious tasks in the infected system’s background undisturbed. You might be wondering what’s so interesting about another malware […]

  • Malicious Android app installs ‘impossible to remove’ adware

    The IT Security researchers have discovered a new malware that is essentially an Android Package or APK masked as a cleaner app called Ks cleaner and tricks the users into downloading a security update. Once the update is installed, the malware cannot be removed. The APK downloads automatically mainly from online forums According to Zscaler, a […]

  • Google will Now Pay Hackers $200,000 for Reporting Bugs in Android

    The search engine and tech giant Google has now increased the reward for finding bugs in Android OS to $200,000. Stepping up their bounty program at this time isn’t that surprising, especially considering that it’s only been a couple of days since the massive ‘Judy’ malware attack. Despite the unthreatening name, Judy has managed to […]

  • Google Scraps Judy Malware Infected Apps Downloaded By 36M Android Users

    Checkpoint researchers revealed that various apps were being downloaded through Google Play and that these so-called apps installed adware into users’ Android phones, secretly tricking them into click ads while earning millions through Google’s pay-per-click feature. The biggest ad fraud: It has been reported that after the campaign was revealed, Google removed over 40 apps […]

  • New Android Exploit ‘Cloak and Dagger’ Lets Attackers Steal User Data

    Gone are those days when Google play store was a trusted place for downloads and it seems like hackers are bypassing the security protocols of Google play store quite easily as a new attack called “Cloak & Dagger” was spotted by security researchers which could let the hackers take over the infected device.  According to the […]

  • Super Free Music Player Android App Comes with Malware Infection

    A music app in the Google Play Store called Super Free Music Player turns out to be yet another malware-infected app that Google has missed. So far, between 5,000 and 10,000 people have downloaded it. The app was uploaded to the Play Store on March 31 this year, which means that it was posted for […]

  • Millions of Android Devices Vulnerable to Network Scan Attack

    Researchers have recently discovered hundreds of vulnerable apps on Google Play Store which are allowing hackers to inject them with malicious code which, upon downloading, steal all data from an infected Android device. The problem, according to the researchers [PDF] is that some of the apps are creating open ports on smartphones, which is not a new […]

  • Android Malware Posing as FIFA, Pokemon Go Guides Infected 600,000 Devices

    A recently discovered strain of botnet malware has infected over 600,000 Android devices, as stated by the security researchers. Researchers have also found that the malware poses as a guide that wants to help gamers with online games like FIFA and Pokemon Go. These guides are actually a malicious software named FalseGuide. It’s been discovered […]

  • Milkydoor: A malware which can turn an Android phone into hacking device

    Hackers have developed a highly sophisticated malware named “Milkydoor” which can turn any infected Android phone into a hacking tool. Trend Micro, a security firm, revealed on Thursday the discovery of a new malware “Milkydoor” which can be used by hackers to access the networks the phone is connected to, and steal data from it. Businesses in […]

  • Tons of Apps on Google Play Store Infected with BankBot Malware

    A new Malware has been spotted in the wild targeting Google Play Store apps. The malware has been dubbed as “BankBot” by security researchers rand was first spotted in April 2008. So far at least 400 Google Play Store apps have been compromised. The origin of BankBot: According to the security experts at Securify, the malware seems to […]

  • Hackers Cloning Popular Android Apps to Infect Users with Malware

    The IT security researchers at Palo Alto Network have discovered new samples of the Adware-family “Ewind” have been discovered by security researchers. As if earlier versions of the Adware weren’t good enough, hackers have made some lethal modifications in the new samples, and it is looking even more dangerous than before. Researchers believe that the […]

  • Android Version of Sophisticated Pegasus Spyware Discovered

    Pegasus is a smartphone spyware developed by the Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group; it is believed to be one of the most dangerous spyware that has been developed so far. It was found attacking iPhone devices in August 2016. Pegasus uses three iOS system’s zero-day vulnerabilities, which at that time were not identified. Now, Google and […]

  • New Android ransomware proves why antivirus software are a joke

    A new ransomware app has been spotted in the wild, which could easily bypass your mobile anti-virus allowing the app to lock your device. As per reports, the app is currently targeting Russian users, and so far hundreds of Android users have been victimized. Cyber-security firm Zscaler first spotted the vicious code in the app […]