Articles about Malware

AbstractEmu Android malware can root your device, lock you out

31 Oct 2021

Technology
AbstractEmu Android malware can root your device, lock you out

Security researchers at the Lookout Threat Lab have alerted app stores and the general public of an Android malware dubbed AbstractEmu masquerading as a fully functional security, utility, or privacy app.

'Squid Game'-themed apps on Android could steal your money

25 Oct 2021

Technology
'Squid Game'-themed apps on Android could steal your money

Netflix's Squid Game web series is all the rage these days and Google's Play Store has not been spared from the hype. There are over 200 Squid Game-themed apps on Android's official app store.

Using dating apps on iPhone? Crypto-scammers could hack your device!

20 Oct 2021

Technology
Using dating apps on iPhone? Crypto-scammers could hack your device!

Leading cybersecurity firm Sophos has recently published a report that highlighted how a cryptocurrency trading scam targeting iPhone users is now bigger than ever.

Cyberattack targets Acer's Indian aftersales systems, steals 60GB of data

17 Oct 2021

Technology
Cyberattack targets Acer's Indian aftersales systems, steals 60GB of data

Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer Acer, on October 15, confirmed that it had been the victim of a recent cyberattack that targeted its aftersales service systems in India.

Dangerous malware targets over 10 million Android users: Details here

01 Oct 2021

Technology
Dangerous malware targets over 10 million Android users: Details here

Numerous mobile applications—functioning as Trojans—have been subscribing unsuspecting users to paid services since November 2020, discovered researchers with mobile security company Zimperium.

New Android malware steals banking data: Here's how it works

24 Sep 2021

Technology
New Android malware steals banking data: Here's how it works

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the Indian government's cybersecurity agency, has warned of a potential threat to Android users.

Should you install WhatsApp mods for personalization features they offer?

03 Sep 2021

Technology
Should you install WhatsApp mods for personalization features they offer?

WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging services in the market today but for many, its feature set doesn't quite cut it. Enter WhatsApp variations developed by third parties, colloquially called WhatsApp mods (modifications).

Website impersonating Brave browser caught distributing malware via Google ads

01 Aug 2021

Technology
Website impersonating Brave browser caught distributing malware via Google ads

Recently, bad actors were caught using Google ads to promote a malware-laden website that impersonated the official website for the Brave browser.

Researchers demonstrate that malware can be concealed in neural networks

31 Jul 2021

Technology
Researchers demonstrate that malware can be concealed in neural networks

In our pursuit to develop better software that powers our everyday lives, we seem to have forgotten that malware can be hidden in almost anything that runs on a computer.

Play Store delists nine apps spreading Facebook credential-stealing Chinese Trojan

05 Jul 2021

Technology
Play Store delists nine apps spreading Facebook credential-stealing Chinese Trojan

In yet another instance highlighting how easy it is to fall prey to cybercriminals and trojans, Google has just delisted nine apps from the Play Store when they were found to be stealing users' Facebook login credentials.

Uninstall these eight apps with Joker malware immediately!

22 Jun 2021

Technology
Uninstall these eight apps with Joker malware immediately!

The infamous Joker trojan is back to haunt Android devices. Eight applications that were known to be spreading the malware have since been removed from the Google Play Store. However, that just prevents new downloads.

Chinese hackers targeted 12 Indian organizations; infiltrated power sector: Study

01 Mar 2021

Technology
Chinese hackers targeted 12 Indian organizations; infiltrated power sector: Study

Chinese state-sponsored hacker groups have targeted over 12 Indian state-run organizations, primarily power utilities and load dispatch centers since mid-2020, a cyber intelligence company has said in its report.

Iranian hackers develop malware to steal 2FA codes

21 Sep 2020

Technology
Iranian hackers develop malware to steal 2FA codes

Often, security experts recommend two-factor authentication (2FA) as a way to add an extra layer of security to your online accounts and services such as Facebook and Instagram.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more

21 Sep 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more

Over the weekend, the US ban on TikTok, WeChat saw major developments.

OnePlus is sneakingly installing its app on phones, without permission

06 Sep 2020

Technology
OnePlus is sneakingly installing its app on phones, without permission

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is drawing flak for sneaking an app on its existing devices, without the permission of users.

Google removes deceptive giveaway apps from Play Store

30 Aug 2020

Technology
Google removes deceptive giveaway apps from Play Store

Despite Google's strict review and removal practices, malicious apps have been making their way to the Play Store.

Some Chinese smartphones shipped with malware, stole money

26 Aug 2020

Technology
Some Chinese smartphones shipped with malware, stole money

Chinese smartphone maker TECNO, known for taking on the likes of budget players in emerging markets, has landed in a major controversy.

New Android malware can steal your banking credentials, Government warns

30 Jul 2020

Technology
New Android malware can steal your banking credentials, Government warns

The cybersecurity agency working for the Government of India has raised alarms over a dangerous new strain of malware on Android.

This malware can steal passwords, card data from 300+ apps

16 Jul 2020

Technology
This malware can steal passwords, card data from 300+ apps

After Joker, a new strain of malware called 'BlackRock' has surfaced on the internet.

Police probing origins of money-stealing 'Joker' malware: Details here

16 Jul 2020

Technology
Police probing origins of money-stealing 'Joker' malware: Details here

Officials from the Maharashtra Police are looking into the origins of a dangerous new malware called 'Joker'.

COVID-19 scams are rising drastically: How to protect yourself

23 Apr 2020

Technology
COVID-19 scams are rising drastically: How to protect yourself

In the wake of COVID-19, hackers have started using public fears around the pandemic to carry out malware and phishing attacks.

Hackers are infecting PCs, stealing passwords with coronavirus maps

12 Mar 2020

Technology
Hackers are infecting PCs, stealing passwords with coronavirus maps

With the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus, organizations have resorted to creating maps indicating the continually evolving situation in every country.

'Cerberus' malware can steal 2FA codes from Google Authenticator

28 Feb 2020

Technology
'Cerberus' malware can steal 2FA codes from Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator offers a secure way to get codes for two-factor authentication, the technique that protects online accounts from third-party hacks.

Hackers using fears over coronavirus to spread malware, steal data

04 Feb 2020

Technology
Hackers using fears over coronavirus to spread malware, steal data

After using late basketball legend Kobe Bryant's wallpaper to make money, hackers are now exploiting the deadly outbreak of coronavirus to spread malware.

#AndroidAlert: You should delete these 17 apps asap

16 Jan 2020

Technology
#AndroidAlert: You should delete these 17 apps asap

Even after plenty of complaints/reports over the last few years, Google hasn't been able to get a grip over the problem of malicious apps slipping into the Play Store.

Watch out! This Mac malware can carry out stealthy attacks

09 Dec 2019

Technology
Watch out! This Mac malware can carry out stealthy attacks

Often, we run into malware strains designed to compromise computers, steal data from them.

Now, Google has a 'defense alliance' to fight malware-laced apps

07 Nov 2019

Technology
Now, Google has a 'defense alliance' to fight malware-laced apps

Every now and then, we see reports of malware-laced apps slipping into the Google Play Store.

WhatsApp is suing an Israeli firm for spying on users

30 Oct 2019

Business
WhatsApp is suing an Israeli firm for spying on users

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has sued Israeli security firm NSO Group for developing and injecting malware into its messaging service and using the same for spying on over 1,400 people.

Your PC can be hacked using simple audio files

18 Oct 2019

Technology
Your PC can be hacked using simple audio files

We have seen cases of malicious images being used to break into computers and steal their data.

Tourists visiting China are being forced to install 'data-stealing' malware

04 Jul 2019

World
Tourists visiting China are being forced to install 'data-stealing' malware

If you are a privacy freak (like me), visiting China shouldn't be on your travel bucket list.

14-year-old creates dangerous malware, starts bricking thousands of IoT devices

27 Jun 2019

Technology
14-year-old creates dangerous malware, starts bricking thousands of IoT devices

In a strange case, a 14-year-old kid has created a dangerous strain of malware, a program that is spreading in the wild and bricking devices worldwide.

When 'Invisible malware' infect your PC, antivirus can't do anything

29 Apr 2019

Technology
When 'Invisible malware' infect your PC, antivirus can't do anything

If you think your computer's antivirus is strong enough to deal with all sorts of malware and virus attacks, think again!

Watch out! Hackers are exploiting WordPress sites to spread malware

30 Mar 2019

Technology
Watch out! Hackers are exploiting WordPress sites to spread malware

Next time, when you click on a link served via email, better look at the website it is redirecting you to - as it may install a ransomware/malware on your PC.

How hackers infected several ASUS PCs using official software update

26 Mar 2019

Technology
How hackers infected several ASUS PCs using official software update

ASUS, a leading player in the personal computing arena, has suffered from a sophisticated espionage operation.

Watch out! This Trojan spoofs search results to steal cryptocurrency

27 Jan 2019

Technology
Watch out! This Trojan spoofs search results to steal cryptocurrency

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have flagged a new form of Trojan, one that uses disturbing new tricks to steal cryptocurrency.

Watch out! Anatova is a new ransomware that targets gamers

25 Jan 2019

Technology
Watch out! Anatova is a new ransomware that targets gamers

Researchers at McAfee have flagged a dangerous form of ransomware, one that poses as games and appears to be compromising several users across the world.

Alcatel smartphones came pre-installed with money-stealing malware

12 Jan 2019

Technology
Alcatel smartphones came pre-installed with money-stealing malware

Alcatel smartphones may not be popular in India, but they still sell in big numbers, particularly in emerging markets.

Apps capable of stealing WhatsApp data detected on Play Store

06 Jan 2019

Technology
Apps capable of stealing WhatsApp data detected on Play Store

A spyware capable of stealing user data from smartphones, including WhatsApp data, has been flagged on the Google Play Store.

Beware! These health websites have been declared 'fake' by government

17 Dec 2018

India
Beware! These health websites have been declared 'fake' by government

Nowadays, fake websites are becoming an increasingly annoying menace. There are fake websites of almost everything, including banks, universities, job portals, government schemes, etc. While some are harmless, others are used by fraudsters to dupe people.

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