Android Trojan xHelper uses persistent re-infection tactics: here’s how to remove

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:15:59 +0000

A new variant of the Android Trojan xHelper re-infects just hours after removal—and with the help of Google PLAY?! A forum user helps us investigate.

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Malwarebytes Labs releases 2020 State of Malware Report

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 08:01:00 +0000

The 2020 State of Malware Report reveals how cybercriminals upped the ante on businesses, Mac threats outpaced PCs, and ransomware continued its targeted, deadly assault with new families in 2019. Learn all this and more in the full report, linked in our blog.

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United States government-funded phones come pre-installed with unremovable malware

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0000

A US-funded government assistance program is selling budget-friendly mobile phones that come pre-installed with unremovable malicious apps. Malwarebytes Labs investigates the malware’s origins.

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Stealthy new Android malware poses as ad blocker, serves up ads instead

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 19:51:58 +0000

Since its discovery less than a month ago, a stealthy new Android malware has already been detected on over 500 devices, and it’s on the rise. Learn how this clever threat pretends to be an ad blocker and then hides itself on mobile devices, all while serving up tons of ads.

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SophosLabs surveys the threat landscape for 2020 trends

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:50:31 +0000

SophosLabs this morning published its annual assessment on the state of internet and information security, and our outlook on what security threats are likely to affect the world in the coming year: the SophosLabs 2020 Threat Report, available for download now. This year, our report broadens the scope of our analysis to cover topics beyond [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/tFcwsfiM20g” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Mobile Menace Monday: Android Trojan raises xHelper

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 19:04:13 +0000

Since its introduction in May 2019, the xHelper dropper, an Android Trojan, has climbed to our top 10 list of most detected mobile malware.

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A week in security (July 8 – 14)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:27:09 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 8–14, including secure data sending, federal data privacy law, the Soft Cell attack, and more.

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