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State-sponsored Iranian hackers uploaded fake VPN app to Google's Play store, posed as university officials

by Jeff Stone • 6 days ago

The group is best known for targeting emails associated with former President Trump's re-election effort.

A spyware app designed to monitor Kurdish targets attracted more than 1,400 downloads

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

The identity of the spies remains unclear, though the hacking tool is capable of collecting vast amounts of data.

Cryptocurrency payments to scams outpace ransomware jackpots in Eastern Europe, Chainalysis finds

by Tonya Riley • 2 months ago

Eastern Europe is leading the pack.

Hackers exploit WhatsApp modification tool to snoop on texts, force paid subscriptions

by Tim Starks • 2 months ago

Getting "improved" features via modded software might come with security downgrades.

25 bogus Google Play store apps promised to mine cryptocurrency for a fee, scamming wannabe investors

by Tonya Riley • 3 months ago

Lookout estimates that the apps have scammed more than 93,000 victims out of $350,000.

As vaccine passports morph into digital IDs, privacy advocates want to know that user data is protected

by Tonya Riley • 4 months ago

Vaccine passports might be clearing the runway for greater adoption of digital IDs. Privacy experts say there are still many unanswered questions.

Stalkers using surveillance software on partners are exposing their own data, research finds

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

This might serve as a deterrent to stalkers, ESET says.

Vietnamese hackers spent years harassing human rights activists with spyware

by Shannon Vavra • 8 months ago

OceanLotus has a vast array of tools at its disposal to conduct espionage.

Barcode scanner in Google Play Store became malware after years of popularity, researchers say

by Joe Warminsky • 8 months ago

The Barcode Scanner app had 10 million downloads without serious complaints, but an update in December brought a trojan with it, Malwarebytes says.

TikTok says it will do more to slow spread of misinformation videos

by Joe Warminsky • 9 months ago

The video-sharing app says that if its fact-checking process can't verify the information in a video, users will get a warning about sharing it.

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