Brazil is known for its pristine beaches, nightlife, hot dancing, and of course - The Girl from Ipanema. A recently uncovered Brazilian banking Trojan targeting Android devices can spy on over 150 apps, including those of banks, cryptocurrency exchanges, and fintech firms, as a way to gather credentials and other data, according to an analysis by security firm Kaspersky. A Trojan is sometimes called a Trojan virus or a Trojan horse virus, but that is a contradiction. Viruses can execute and r
Named Ghimob, the trojan is believed to have been developed by the same group behind the Astaroth (Guildma) Windows malware, according to a report published on Monday by Kaspersky. Kaspersky says the new Android trojan has been offered for download packed inside malicious Android apps on sites and servers previously used by the Astaroth operation. Distribution was never c
A new ransomware has emerged online threatening Android security. This new malware triggers on an infected phone as soon as the victim presses the Home key. Researchers at Microsoft are warning about a new strain of mobile ransomware that takes advantage of incoming call notifications and Android's Home button to lock the device behind a ransom note.
The findings concern a variant of a known Android ransomware family called, "MalLocker.B" which has resurfaced with new techniques. This malware
A new strain of ransomware has arisen in Canada, targeting Android users, and locking up personal photos and videos. Named CryCryptor by cyber threat investigators, it has initially been spotted pretending to be the official COVID-19 tracing app provided by Health Canada. It is propagating via two different bogus websites that pretend to be official. According to ESET researchers, one called tracershield[dot]ca. Like other ransomware families, it encrypts targeted files. But, instead of sim
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