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Iranian hackers develop malware to steal 2FA codes

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.

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

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.

OnePlus is sneakingly installing its app on phones, without permission

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.

Google removes deceptive giveaway apps from Play Store

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.

Some Chinese smartphones shipped with malware, stole money

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.

New Android malware can steal your banking credentials, Government warns

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.

#WeeklyRecap: Twitter hacked, Huawei banned, Jio's 5G strides, and more

19 Jul 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Twitter hacked, Huawei banned, Jio's 5G strides, and more

A lot has happened this week!

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

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.

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

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'.

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

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.

Hackers are infecting PCs, stealing passwords with coronavirus maps

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.

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

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.

Hackers using fears over coronavirus to spread malware, steal data

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.

#AndroidAlert: You should delete these 17 apps asap

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.

Watch out! This Mac malware can carry out stealthy attacks

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.

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

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.

WhatsApp is suing an Israeli firm for spying on users

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.

Your PC can be hacked using simple audio files

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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!

Watch out! Hackers are exploiting WordPress sites to spread malware

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.

How hackers infected several ASUS PCs using official software update

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.

Watch out! This Trojan spoofs search results to steal cryptocurrency

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.

Watch out! Anatova is a new ransomware that targets gamers

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.

Alcatel smartphones came pre-installed with money-stealing malware

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.

Apps capable of stealing WhatsApp data detected on Play Store

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.

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

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.

22 malicious Android apps you must uninstall right now

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.

Watch out! Driving games' malware affects over 500,000 Android users

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.

App disguised as currency converter found stealing banking credentials

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.

Bing pushed malware when users tried downloading Chrome: Details here

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.

Beware! This malware can compromise your phone, steal banking credentials

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.

Beware WhatsApp users: This spyware can steal your WhatsApp data

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.

Android apps wrongly using SD Card might lead to hacking

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.

This bug puts new Apple Mac at risk

13 Aug 2018

This bug puts new Apple Mac at risk

While Macs are touted to be one of the most secure devices, the same can't be said for the latest Apple machines.

Businesses beware: New cryptomining malware infects corporate networks worldwide

30 Jul 2018

Businesses beware: New cryptomining malware infects corporate networks worldwide

In the latest instance of cryptojacking, researchers from Kaspersky Lab have found a new cryptomining malware that is spreading itself across corporate networks worldwide.

Navi Mumbai hospital under cyber attack, hackers demand bitcoins

19 Jul 2018

Navi Mumbai hospital under cyber attack, hackers demand bitcoins

A private hospital in Navi Mumbai became the latest prey of hackers after its computer systems came under a malware attack.

Unknown malware targets iPhones of 13 VVIPs in India

14 Jul 2018

Unknown malware targets iPhones of 13 VVIPs in India

Industry-leading threat intelligence group, Cisco Talos has discovered that a malware was used in a precise, targeted manner to infect 13 iPhones in India and steal data for three years.

#CareerBytes: These 6 online-courses will make you a cybersecurity expert

29 Jun 2018

#CareerBytes: These 6 online-courses will make you a cybersecurity expert

Growing dependency on computer systems and Internet has made almost everyone vulnerable to cyber attacks.