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Teligram? Fake Telegram app contains malvertising

A phony and malicious application imitating the Telegram app made its way into the Google Play Store posing as a newer updated version of the popular messaging app.

Cryptominer malwares in RIG EK spread via malvertising

Malwarebytes researcher Jerome Segura analyzed a RIG exploit campaign distributing malware coin miners.

Prilex and Cutlet Maker ATM malwares uniquely target users

Trend Micro researchers spotted two ATM malware families which raise concern of what's to come.

Terror EK spotted using SSL certificates to beat security

Cybercriminals using the Terror exploit kit have recently starting using SSL certificates to help sneak the EK and its malware passed cybersecurity staffers.

Star Wars Sith Droid botnets hijack send-to-a-friend modules to send spam

Forces of the dark side are hijacking send-to-a-friend (a.k.a. share-with-a-friend) social sharing modules to send random Star Wars quotes and malicious links.

RIG EK used to spread Matrix ransomware via malvertising

Matrix ransomware is now being distributed via the RIG exploit kit on various sites displaying malvertising.

Pornhub users hijacked by malvertising campaign malware infections

Kovter Group malvertising campaign put millions at risk of ad fraud malware infections. Fake browser updates hoodwink users into installing malware.

Taboola content platform served malvertising on MSN.com

Native ad and content provider Taboola is being abused by tech support scammers to serve malvertising.

Shadow Brokers Eternal Exploits expected to remain effective

Even with increased awareness and the availability of patches, the vulnerabilities are unlikely to disappear soon, researchers said.

Chinese authorities arrest 11 in Fireball malware sting

Beijing officials arrested 11 individuals linked to the Fireball malware after receiving a tip from someone operating under the pseudonym "Zhang Ming."

ProMediads now using Sundown-Pirate EK to spread a variety of malware

A year-old malvertising campaign has helped researchers uncover a new exploit kit (EK) called Sundown-Pirate that is being used to deliver a plethora of malware types.

Latest CryptoMix ransomware adds .Exte extension to files

A new variant CryptoMix ransomware is appending the .EXTE extension to the names of the folders it captures.

Stolen DMA Locker variant exploits Remote Desktop

Malwarebytes researchers spot a stolen version of the DMA Locker ransomware exploiting users via weakly protected Remote Desktop.

U.S. Postal Service-themed spam delivers three banking trojans

Malwarebytes researchers spotted an uptick in United States Postal Service (USPS) themed malspam delivering one of three banking trojans.

Wordpress hard pressed by malicious javascript and trojans

Researchers spotted a backdoor trojan that uses torrents as a delivery medium and uses distributed brute force attacks.

Skimmer adware spent two months in Google Play

Checkpoint researchers spotted a malware, dubbed Skimmer, in the Google Play store which uses a unique and innovative tactics evade detection.

Video: Cerber, Locky, Kovter top malware families in 2016: Malwarebytes

Cybersecurity concerns hit the big time in 2016.

Clickjacking campaign avoids click fraud, abuses Google AdSense

Malwarebytes researchers spotted a clickjacking campaign abusing Google AdSense and avoiding ad fraud bots.

On the Gatak: Trojan gang lures victims with fake software keys

The old adage that crime does not pay is not only applicable those cybercriminals who are caught, but also to many of the victims of the Gatak Trojan who download it while attempting to gain access to pirated software.