Tags Google Play Store

Sneaky motion-detection feature found on Android malware

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

The logic seems to be that if a hacked phone was moving, the device probably wasn’t a research tool being used by a security company trying to detect malware, Trend Micro researchers said.

Cutely named apps siphon user data from phones

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Here's a reminder of the ease with which crooks can hide their malware in popular app hubs.

Here comes the storm: 'Fortnite' arrives on Android, cybersecurity experts sound alarm

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 months ago

Epic Games isn't putting the mega-popular first-person shooter into the Google Play Store — a move that could mean some would-be users end up downloading malware instead, cybersecurity experts say.

Fake 'Fortnite' apps for Android spread adware, cryptojackers and spyware

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 9 months ago

Keep the pwnage on the battlefield, not in your call logs and text messages.

ViperRAT spyware resurfaces in Google Play Store

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 10 months ago

ViperRAT made waves last year after a wave of IDF personnel fell victim to social engineering attacks from hackers posing as young women.

New Android malware steals user data, records audio and incurs phone charges

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 12 months ago

The malware has invasive capabilities that Wandera says can be used in blackmailing victims.

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