Articles about Malware
31 Jul 2021
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.
05 Jul 2021
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.
22 Jun 2021
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.
01 Mar 2021
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.
21 Sep 2020
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.
21 Sep 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more
Over the weekend, the US ban on TikTok, WeChat saw major developments.
06 Sep 2020
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.
30 Aug 2020
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.
26 Aug 2020
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.
30 Jul 2020
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.
19 Jul 2020
#WeeklyRecap: Twitter hacked, Huawei banned, Jio's 5G strides, and more
A lot has happened this week!
16 Jul 2020
This malware can steal passwords, card data from 300+ apps
After Joker, a new strain of malware called 'BlackRock' has surfaced on the internet.
16 Jul 2020
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'.
23 Apr 2020
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.
12 Mar 2020
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.
28 Feb 2020
'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.
04 Feb 2020
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.
16 Jan 2020
#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.
09 Dec 2019
Watch out! This Mac malware can carry out stealthy attacks
Often, we run into malware strains designed to compromise computers, steal data from them.
07 Nov 2019
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.
30 Oct 2019
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.
18 Oct 2019
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.
04 Jul 2019
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.
27 Jun 2019
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.
29 Apr 2019
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!
30 Mar 2019
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.
26 Mar 2019
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.
27 Jan 2019
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.
25 Jan 2019
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.
12 Jan 2019
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.
06 Jan 2019
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.
17 Dec 2018
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.
09 Dec 2018
22 malicious Android apps you must uninstall right now
Despite Google's efforts to prevent malicious apps from reaching Android devices, some harmful apps still manage to make their way through the Play Store.
21 Nov 2018
Watch out! Driving games' malware affects over 500,000 Android users
More than half a million Android users have been affected by malicious apps posing as driving games or trucking simulators on Google Play Store.
17 Nov 2018
Six held in Noida for using malware to dupe foreigners
Six persons were arrested from Noida on Thursday for allegedly using malware to lock up computers of American and Canadian citizens and then demanding money to fix it, police said yesterday.
04 Nov 2018
App disguised as currency converter found stealing banking credentials
A seemingly legitimate currency converter app has been caught stealing banking credentials from Android devices.
29 Oct 2018
Bing pushed malware when users tried downloading Chrome: Details here
Microsoft's Bing search has been caught serving malware to users who tried downloading Chrome using the company's Edge browser.
13 Oct 2018
Beware! This malware can compromise your phone, steal banking credentials
Security researchers have flagged a new trojan, one that "pretends" as 'Google Play Marketplace' and can easily compromise your Android device.
28 Sep 2018
Beware WhatsApp users: This spyware can steal your WhatsApp data
A new Android-based spyware has been spotted on the internet, one that could compromise your smartphone's critical data including your WhatsApp messages, photos, and contacts.
13 Aug 2018
Android apps wrongly using SD Card might lead to hacking
In another discovery which raises concerns about cybersecurity, security firm Check Point has found a flaw that lets hackers take advantage of Android apps that make poor and unprotected use of external storage.