Google Play and Microsoft Stores Delete Suspected Compromised Apps

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 12:00:24 +0000

Recently, Google Play Store and Microsoft Store both deleted multiple applications from their online stores, because the apps were malicious. Google deleted a total of 29 beauty camera apps from its Play Store, most of which show users pornographic contents or send them to phishing websites. The malicious beauty camera apps, discovered by Trend Micro, looked legitimate, but…

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Quick Heal Threat Report – Cryptojacking rising but Ransomware still #1 threat for consumers

Credit to Author: Sushmita Kalashikar| Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:05:25 +0000

In wake of the growing incidences of targeted cyber-attacks on enterprises using Cryptojacking, due to its ease of deployment and instant return on investments; it rather comes as a surprise that malware authors are still counting on Ransomware for targeting consumers and home users. Yes, you heard it right! According…

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The Cloud in 2019: Current Uses and Emerging Risks

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 15:48:32 +0000

In the current tech landscape, one would be hard-pressed to find an organization that operates without the help of cloud environments and capabilities. From data storage and document sharing to enabling remote access and communication, the cloud represents the most critical linchpin of today’s IT-focused business processes. What’s more, the power of the cloud is…

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GandCrab Ransomware along with Monero Miner and Spammer

Credit to Author: Prashant Tilekar| Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:54:00 +0000

Recently we saw a new campaign through spam mail attachment- zip file. It contains JavaScript file which delivers a bundle of GandCrab Ransomware, Monero miner and Spammer. This bundle of multiple malware variants is nothing new, it is common for ransomware to be paired with miner and spammer. This type…

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Ransomware displaced by cryptojacking as the most trending cyberthreat but it is not dead yet

Credit to Author: Sushmita Kalashikar| Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:23:23 +0000

For those of you who have experienced the worst of Ransomware attacks in the form of WannaCry and Petya and believe that the worst is over; you never know what may await you on the other side of this New Year. While the recent threat analysis reports by Quick Heal…

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Cryptojacking apps return to Google Play Market

Credit to Author: Pankaj Kohli| Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:01:30 +0000

At least 25 Android apps on the official Google Play store contain code that mines cryptocurrencies in the background.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/F8aH5rlcN50″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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I am invisible – Monero (XMR) Miner

Credit to Author: Ghanshyam More| Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2018 10:27:58 +0000

From the last one year, Quick Heal Security Labs has been observing a boost in the number of mining malware. Nowadays malware authors are using mining as a replacement for Ransomware to make money. Recently Quick Heal Security Labs came across a malware which mines Monero(XMR). This miner has many…

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This Week in Security News: Air Canada and Cryptojacking

Credit to Author: Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications)| Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:33:05 +0000

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, Air Canada reported a data breach that exposed passport details for more than 20,000 customers on their mobile app. Also, Trend Micro’s Midyear Security Roundup reported an…

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Cybercriminals Changing Tactics as Seen in First Half Report

Credit to Author: Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications)| Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 12:05:30 +0000

Today, Trend Micro released its first half 2018 security roundup report in which we want to share the threat intelligence we discovered through the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ that allows us to identify the threats that have targeted our customer base. Below are some thoughts I’d like to share with you about these trends…

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