Tags mobile malware

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 10 months ago

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

Rod Rosenstein is working with NSO Group, the Israeli firm accused of spying on dissidents

by Shannon Vavra • 1 year ago

The former number two at the Department of Justice has been providing counsel to NSO Group, the firm accused of spying on associates of Jamal Khashoggi.

Syrian government surveillance campaign turns to spreading malware in coronavirus apps

by Shannon Vavra • 1 year ago

In a long-running surveillance campaign, coronavirus is just the latest disguise for malicious spyware applications.

Who is World Wired Labs and why are they selling an Android trojan?

by Shannon Vavra • 1 year ago

BlackBerry Cylance researchers think they've found a possible shell company for Chinese hackers known as the Winnti group.

Hong Kong targeted in new sweeping mobile malware campaign

by Shannon Vavra • 1 year ago

Recent protests Hong Kong have been accompanied by surveillance and misinformation campaigns intended to clamp down on the activists.

Hackers target mobile users in Italy and Spain, taking advantage of coronavirus hot spots

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

It's a reminder of the cruel opportunism with which many cybercriminals approach the crisis.

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