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Google Play malware
App on Google Play exploited Android bug to deliver spyware

Google has pulled three malicious apps from Google Play, one of which exploits a recently patched kernel privilege escalation bug in Android (CVE-2019-2215) to install the app …

WhatsApp
WhatsApp flaw used to install spyware by simply calling the target

A security vulnerability in the popular Facebook-owned end-to-end encrypted messaging app WhatsApp allowed attackers to install spyware on smartphones without any user …

IoT
Most IoT devices are being compromised by exploiting rudimentary vulnerabilities

Cybercriminals are looking for ways to use trusted devices to gain control of Internet of Things (IoT) devices via password cracking and exploiting other vulnerabilities, such …

Fortnite
Fortnite is coming to Android, but malicious fake apps are already there

Android users eager to play the increasingly popular Fortnite survival game on their mobile devices are being targeted left and right with malicious apps masquerading as the …

eye
New targeted surveillance spyware found on Google Play

A new targeted surveillance app has been found and booted from Google Play. The app, named Dardesh, posed as a chat application and acted as a downloader for a second app that …

Eyes
Researchers uncover mobile, PC surveillance platform tied to different nation-state actors

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and mobile security company Lookout have uncovered a new malware espionage campaign that has targeted activists, journalists, lawyers, …

privacy
Alleged Fruitfly macOS spyware author indicted

The mystery of the Fruitfly macOS malware has apparently been solved: a 28-year-old man from Ohio has been charged on Wednesday of allegedly creating and installing the …

Android
Tizi backdoor rooted Android devices by exploiting old vulnerabilities

Google has discovered and removed from Google Play a number of apps that contained the Tizi backdoor, which installs spyware to steal sensitive data from popular social media …

Google hand
Google pulls 500+ backdoored apps from Google Play

Security researchers have identified over 500 apps on Google Play containing an advertising software development kit (SDK) called Igexin, which allowed covert download of …

Android malware
Lippizan: Sophisticated, targeted spyware on Google Play

Google has discovered targeted spyware on Google Play that is likely the work of Equus Technologies, an Israeli cyber surveillance technology dealer. The malware, dubbed …

Circle eye
MacOS malware used to spy on home users in the US

A new variant of the macOS malware Fruitfly has been found by security researcher Patrick Wardle on some 400 machines of (mostly) home users located in the US. Fruitfly: The …

world intelligence
BAE Systems sold cyber-surveillance tools to autocratic regimes

British multinational BAE Systems has sold sophisticated surveillance technology to many repressive governments in the Middle East and Africa, an investigation by BBC Arabic …

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