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ESET catches spyware posing as Telegram, Android messaging apps

by Joe Warminsky • 1 month ago

It's the latest example of mobile malware aiming to sneak onto user devices.

Chinese cyber power is neck-and-neck with US, Harvard research finds

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

The study also found that several countries that are not currently considered conventional cyber powers are rising on the world stage.

How a new federal policy for telling election officials about cyber-intrusions got put to use

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

A phishing incident in Missouri shows that protocols put into place after 2016 are working, according to several federal and state election security officials.

DOD, FBI, DHS release info on malware used in Chinese government-led hacking campaigns

by Shannon Vavra • 3 months ago

The release is the first time the government has called out malware thought to be Chinese in origin.

Google bans stalkerware marketing in ad policy adjustment, but leaves big loophole

by Shannon Vavra • 4 months ago

Google says it will no longer allow advertisements that promote surveillance technology used for intimate partner surveillance — but there's a significant loophole in the policy update.

Chinese mobile surveillance of Uighurs more pervasive than previously thought, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

The spying tools have been in use for years.

During a pandemic, stalkerware becomes even more sinister

by Shannon Vavra • 4 months ago

Stalkerware detections have increased, some security researchers say, as the COVID-19 pandemic forces people to possibly quarantine with domestic abusers.

'Valak' gives crooks flexibility in multi-stage malware attacks

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

More than just a “loader” that delivers malicious code, Valak can also be used to siphon off data from enterprise networks.

US financial regulator warns of 'widespread' phishing campaign

by Jeff Stone • 6 months ago

The notice did not cite any specific security incidents which may have inspired the bulletin.

'EventBot' comes online amid flurry of regularly updated banking trojans

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

It could only be a matter of time before the hackers begin using the malware against banking customers.

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