Tags Android malware

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.

China-based hackers used front companies to hack Uighurs, Facebook says

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

Facebook’s investigators traced the Android developers to Beijing Best United Technology and Dalian 9Rush Technology.

New hacking tool targeting Bangladesh Android users blurs lines between spying and stealing

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 months ago

The ongoing investigation hints at bustling underground market for spying kits that are difficult to trace.

Android ransomware authors have a new trick to go with an old shakedown technique

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

The malicious code gets around security checks that Google, which owns Android, has instituted against previous ransomware kits.

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

The spying tools have been in use for years.

Operators of Android hacking kit impersonate postal services in US and Europe

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

With an effective mobile malware kit written, hackers can tweak the code to target different parts of the world.

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