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Kodi
Hackers can use subtitles to take over millions of devices running VLC, Kodi, Popcorn Time and Stremio

Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector threatening millions of users of popular media players, including VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn Time and Stremio. By crafting …

trojan
Dok Mac malware intercepts victims’ web traffic, installs backdoor

A new piece of Mac malware, more insidious and dangerous that all those encountered before, has been flung at European users via fake (but relatively convincing) emails. In …

WhatsApp Telegram
Vulnerability in WhatsApp and Telegram allowed complete account takeover

Check Point researchers today revealed a new vulnerability on WhatsApp and Telegram’s online platforms – WhatsApp Web & Telegram Web. By exploiting this vulnerability, …

Biohazard
Top five most wanted malware families worldwide

The Hancitor downloader has surged into the top five most wanted malware families worldwide for the first time, according to Check Point. The downloader, that installs …

Android malware
Android devices delivered to employees with pre-installed malware

A test of Android devices used in two unnamed companies revealed that 38 of them were infected with malware before being delivered to the employees. These were smartphones by …

shadow
Ransomware attacks growing rapidly, organizations are struggling

The percentage of ransomware attacks increased from 5.5%, to 10.5% of all recognized malware attacks from July to December 2016, according to Check Point. Check Point …

Android
Charger mobile ransomware steals contacts and SMS messages

Check Point’s mobile security researchers have discovered a new ransomware in Google Play, dubbed Charger. Charger was found embedded in an app called EnergyRescue. The …

biohazard
Significant decrease in Locky ransomware attacks

Locky ransomware attacks have dramatically decreased during December 2016, according to Check Point. Locky, which uses massive spam campaigns as a major distribution vector, …

skull
New sheriffs in town: No More Ransom

A couple of months ago, Intel Security, Kaspersky Lab, Dutch National Police and Europol announced the No More Ransom initiative. Such an initiative was a true example of the …

danger
Gooligan Android malware used to breach a million Google accounts

Check Point security researchers have revealed a new variant of Android malware, breaching the security of more than one million Google accounts. The new malware campaign, …

caution
Locky hidden in image file hitting Facebook, LinkedIn users

Malware masquerading as an image file is still spreading on Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks. Check Point researchers have apparently discovered how cyber crooks …

danger
Ransomware families and volume of attacks continue to rise

Both the number of variants of ransomware and volume of malware attacks were on the rise in August, according to Check Point. During August, the number of active ransomware …

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