Fake Instagram assistance apps found on Google Play are stealing passwords

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 17:40:55 +0000

We all want those Instagram likes and followers. But what if the app that’s supposed to be assisting you is also stealing your username and password? As a matter of fact, that’s exactly what we found in three fake Instagram assistance apps found on Google Play.

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A week in security (January 21 – 27)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 18:00:14 +0000

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 21 to 27, including Modlishka, Crytekk, PUPs, and the State of Malware report.

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FakeApp discovered on Google Play Store which increases download count and rating of other applications.

Credit to Author: Rupali Parate| Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 07:16:46 +0000

Quick Heal Security Lab has spotted few FakeApps with more than 50,000+ installations on Google Play Store. These applications appear to be genuine as a PDF reader, PDF Downloader, PDF Scanner etc., but don’t have such functionality. The main purpose of these apps is to increase the download count of…

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Sophisticated Android clickfraud apps pose as iPhone apps and devices

Credit to Author: Chen Yu| Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:00:54 +0000

A collection of Android apps exhibit novel and innovative advertising fraud capabilities<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/aL1P_42frkM” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Fake Android banking apps target victims in India

Credit to Author: Pankaj Kohli| Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 03:30:48 +0000

Deceptive malware may have stolen thousands of Indian subcontinental bank customers’ account data or credit card numbers<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/VjeP8v3qZxE” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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The price of a cheap mobile phone may include your privacy

Credit to Author: Chen Yu| Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:00:28 +0000

Inexpensive mobile phones may be subject to “supply chain compromise,” with Trojaned third party apps. We look at a phone that shipped with factory-installed malware<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/9yo1mhq-MZc” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Be aware! Hiddad Malware present on Google Play Store.

Credit to Author: Rupali Parate| Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 13:43:48 +0000

Quick Heal Security Lab has spotted a couple of applications on play store which hide themselves after installation and display full screen ads after specific time interval. This trend is used by most of the developers these days to earn profit by displaying ads. Even if users want to uninstall…

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Android malware that combines a Banking Trojan, Keylogger, and Ransomware in one package

Credit to Author: Gajanan Khond| Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:12:09 +0000

This malware has all basic functionalities of the Android banker along with additional features like call forwarding, sound recording, keylogging and ransomware activities. It has the ability to launch user’s browser with URL received from the C&C server. It repeatedly opens the accessibility setting page until the user switches ON the ‘AccessibilityService’. The…

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Beware of the ‘Free Cycle Distribution Yojana’ WhatsApp message. It’s fake!

Credit to Author: Ganesh Lakariya| Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:24:29 +0000

As India’s Independence Day (15th of August) approaches, messages about free distribution schemes are doing the rounds on WhatsApp. Just recently, Quick Heal Security Labs detected a widespread circulation of one such message claiming that the Indian government will distribute free cycles to students on Independence Day, under the Free…

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Red Alert 2.0: Android Trojan targets security-seekers

Credit to Author: Jagadeesh Chandraiah| Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2018 07:00:26 +0000

A malicious, counterfeit version of a VPN client for mobile devices targets security-minded victims with a RAT.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/CepPz89IThs” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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