‘Undeletable’ Malware Shows Up in Yet Another Android Device

Researchers have found trojans and adware in preinstalled apps on a low-cost device distributed by the government-funded Lifeline Assistance Program. Continue reading ‘Undeletable’ Malware Shows Up in Yet Another Android Device

New EvilQuest macOS ransomware is a smokescreen for other threats

A new piece of ransomware dubbed EvilQuest is being delivered bundled up with pirated versions of popular macOS software, researchers warned. But the ransomware is also a smokescreen, as its “noisiness” is meant to hide other things happeni… Continue reading New EvilQuest macOS ransomware is a smokescreen for other threats

During a pandemic, stalkerware becomes even more sinister

When public health experts started recommending social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the goal was to place people out of harm’s way. But the policy has forced many domestic violence victims to possibly face a far more insidious danger: isolating with an abuser. Security researchers tell CyberScoop that data show a rise in invasive surveillance software known as stalkerware — applications that can spy on partners’ texts, calls, social media use and geolocation information — since the coronavirus pandemic began, despite the fact that abusers are much more likely to be sharing the same living space as their victims. Three antivirus companies tracking stalkerware globally told CyberScoop they saw an increase in stalkerware detections just after governments at all levels put social distancing measures in place. Between January and May, for instance, California-based Malwarebytes and Germany-based Avira said stalkerware detections on their respective customers’ devices spiked by 190% and […]

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Malwarebytes hires Dariusz Paczuski as senior vice president of marketing

Malwarebytes announced that it has hired Dariusz Paczuski as senior vice president of marketing, to help scale the company’s consumer and enterprise businesses. Paczuski joins Malwarebytes from Verizon Media where he served as vice president of c… Continue reading Malwarebytes hires Dariusz Paczuski as senior vice president of marketing

How a favicon delivered a web credit card skimmer to victims

Cyber crooks deploying web credit card skimmers on compromised Magento websites have a new trick up their sleeve: favicons that “turn” malicious when victims visit a checkout page. Favicons and card skimmers Favicons is a file containing on… Continue reading How a favicon delivered a web credit card skimmer to victims

No, Corona Antivirus can’t fight COVID-19

COVID-19-themed scams are exploding both online and offline. Hijacked Twitter accounts peddling fake cures, scammy sites offering emergency supplies, misinformation campaigns, phishing emails and – can you believe it? – even a computer anti… Continue reading No, Corona Antivirus can’t fight COVID-19