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Agent Smith Android malware infiltrates 25 million devices

A new variant of mobile malware dubbed “Agent Smith” has already infected 25 million devices, 15 million of which are in India. Check Point researchers discovered the malware disguised as a Google-related application that leverages known Android exploits and automatically replaces installed apps with malicious imitations without users’ knowledge or interaction, according to a July…

Zeus-in-the-mobile variant uses security firm's name to gain victims' trust

Massive SIM swap fraud leaves traditional 2FA users at risk

As two-factor authentication becomes more popular, threat actors have proven once again how this security feature can be exploited if not implemented properly. Kaspersky researchers uncovered large-scale SIM swap fraud operations targeting users in both the Portugese-speaking nations of Brazil and Mozambique were able to use social engineering, bribery,  and simple phishing attacks to ultimately…

85 adware apps pose as game, TV, and remote control simulator apps in Google Play

Across the globe, adware disguised as 85 game, TV, and remote control simulator apps in the Google Play store have been downloaded nine million times. Trend Micro researchers spotted the adware which has the ability to display full-screen sized ads, hide itself, monitor a device’s screen unlocking functionality and run in the device’s background, according…

Android Apps claim to mine unminable cryptocurrency, just show ads

Android apps claiming to mine unminable cryptocurrencies have made their way into the Google Play store in an attempt to serve ads. Fortinet researchers discovered the malicious apps when they noticed apps claiming to mine currencies including Ripple (XRP), Cardano (ADA) and Tether(USDT) all of which aren’t obtained by cryptomining. Similar apps have been reported…

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