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TeaBot malware steals bank info from Android devices

ZDNet reports about TeaBot, a trojan malware also known as Anatsa, that uses fake Android applications to steal bank and other sensitive details from infected smartphones. The malware disguises as fake versions of popular Android applications, including antivirus apps, audiobook players and the VLC open-source media player, and uses names and logos that are slightly…
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Bogus Android Clubhouse App Drops Credential-Swiping Malware

Researchers from ESET said a fake version of the audio chat app Clubhouse is being used by hackers to deliver malware and steal login credentials from 458 apps, including Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, Threatpost reports. Currently, Clubhouse is only available on Apple’s App Store and attackers are targeting Android users looking to try the…
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Security bugs left unpatched in Android app with one billion downloads

Trend Micro reports that the Android version of popular file-sharing app SHAREit has vulnerabilities that its developers have failed to address through patches for the last three months, according to ZDNet. The bug leaves smartphones with the app, which has had more than 1 billion downloads, open to malicious code introduced by attackers. Analyst Echo…
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Kaspersky reports show increasing malware incidents in Q1 of 2021

Two reports published by Kaspersky revealed an increase in the number of malware incidents in the first quarter of this year, according to TechRepublic. As the price of Bitcoin rose from late 2020 to April 15, Kaspersky also discovered a fourfold increase in the number of cryptomining attacks using modified malware during the same period,…
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IBM embraces zero trust with upgraded Cloud Pak service

IBM has announced the release of an enhanced version of its Cloud Pak for Security bundle with added zero-trust security capabilities as well as Secure Access Service Edge functionality, Network World reports. Cloud Pak for Security currently includes OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat Linux plus various connecting technologies allowing enterprises to use it with…
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Facebook uncovers Palestinian government officials targeted with malware

Facebook found that two Palestinian hacking groups are conducting cyberespionage operations that trick people into installing malicious software, reports ZDNet. According to the social media giant’s report, one group known as Arid Viper is connected to the Hamas party’s cyber arm, while the other is associated with the Fatah party’s Palestinian Preventive Security Service. Both…
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Fake Netflix App on Google Play Spreads Malware Via WhatsApp

Threatpost reports about a fake Netflix app on the Google Play store that spreads malware to Android devices via Whatsapp messages. A Check Point Research analysis found that the actual app disguises as an app called “FlixOnline,” which promises users of free Netflix Premium access worldwide for two months. Once users install the application, the…
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Hack lets attackers bypass MasterCard PIN by using them as Visa card

A new attack called a “card brand mixup” exploits vulnerabilities in a protocol used in credit cards to deceive a point-of-sale terminal into transacting with a Mastercard posing as a Visa card, The Hacker News reports. Researchers from ETH Zurich demonstrated how the use of an Android application to initiate a man-in-the-middle attack enables the…
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Hack lets attackers bypass MasterCard PIN by using them as Visa cards

A new attack called a “card brand mixup” exploits vulnerabilities in the contactless protocol used in credit cards to deceive a point-of-sale terminal into transacting with a Mastercard what it believes to be a Visa card, The Hacker News reports. Researchers from ETH Zurich demonstrated how the use of an Android application to initiate a…
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Millions targeted by spyware in new supply chain attack

Threat actors carried out a supply chain attack targeting online gamers based in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Sri Lanka by introducing malware through an Android emulator called NoxPlayer, The Hacker News reports. Cybersecurity researchers at ESET said the campaign, which they dubbed “Operation NightScout,” possibly started around September 2020 and used an exploit of NoxPlayer’s…