The number of unique malware families found actively attacking business networks grew 61 percent from January 2016 to June, with 2,420 distinct threats detected last month, according to CheckPointSoftware Technologies' June Threat Index.
CheckPoint this weekend disclosed two vulnerabilities specifically endemic to LG mobile devices, both of which if exploited could allow a hacker to remotely attack a device. LG has already issued fixes for both issues.
Researchers are warning companies that the use of MDM technology opens up a loophole in protections added to Apple's iOS 9 to help prevent employees from downloading malicious software posing as legit enterprise apps.
A pair of campaigns designed to spread ad fraud malware through supposedly innocuous Android applications generated between 8.5 million and 36.5 million downloads before Google removed the apps from its online store.
A newly discovered smishing campaign is faking texts from the Czech Republic's postal service, hoping to trick recipients into downloading a malicious app containing a trojan horse designed to steal credit card information.
Cybercriminals have been spiking game apps, including several aimed at children, with malware that displays pornographic ads, pushes fake security apps, and registers users for premium services with permission.