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Surveillance campaign against Libyans uses fake Johns Hopkins COVID-19-tracking map

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

Mobile security firm Lookout has traced a malicious Android application to what it says is a campaign to spy on people in Libya.

A coronavirus-tracking app locked users' phones and demanded $100

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The app is the latest reminder that trusting Apple and Google to serve as gatekeepers is an effective way to mostly avoid malware.

Google gives the boot to more malware-laden apps posing as games for kids

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

The move comes after Google hired three mobile security firms to help it catch Android malware in the Play Store.

Google asks mobile security vendors to help keep hackers out of the Play Store

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

In announcing the partnership, Google acknowledged that the current processes for reporting malicious apps “aren’t designed to scale.”

A cyber-espionage effort against Tibetan leaders leveraged known Android, iOS vulnerabilities

by Jeff Stone • 6 months ago

Citizen Lab says the spyware campaign involved attackers who posed as journalists, Amnesty International researchers, nongovernmental organization workers through May 2019.

Researchers uncover malicious sites targeting China's Uighur population

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

Volexity suggested the campaign could be connected to Google's iOS findings.

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