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MalLocker.B: An Android mobile ransomware that abuses the incoming call mechanism
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MalLocker.B: An Android mobile ransomware that abuses the incoming call mechanism

The ransomware uses various social engineering lures like masquerading as popular apps, cracked games, or video players.

Google removes fraudulent apps from Play Store that lured users with free gifts, installed ad malware on their device instead
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Google removes fraudulent apps from Play Store that lured users with free gifts, installed ad malware on their device instead

The malware reportedly generated over two billion fraudulent bid requests, infected more than 65,000 unwitting devices, and spoofed more than 5,000 apps in just a week.

Hackers use Google Drive feature to plug targeted malware, phish for sensitive information
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Hackers use Google Drive feature to plug targeted malware, phish for sensitive information

Hackers can use this loop hole for spear phishing attacks, where targeted individuals or firms are sent files from trusted contacts so they reveal confidential information.

Malware disguised as TikTok-alternative app is being circulated via WhatsApp, SMS by cybercriminals: Report
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Malware disguised as TikTok-alternative app is being circulated via WhatsApp, SMS by cybercriminals: Report

Kaspersky has advised users to download apps only from the official app stores to steer clear of such fraudulent schemes.

Google to update its policy, restrict advertising of unauthorized tracking technology
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Google to update its policy, restrict advertising of unauthorized tracking technology

Google's updated policy is expected to come into effect globally on 11 August.

A mobile banking android malware 'EventBot' is masquerading as Microsoft Word or Adobe app, warns CERT-In
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A mobile banking android malware 'EventBot' is masquerading as Microsoft Word or Adobe app, warns CERT-In

A Trojan is a virus or malware that cheats a victim to stealthily attack its computer or phone-operating system.

How Jeff Bezos' iPhone X was hacked: 14 bytes of 4.4 MB video sent by Saudi crown prince likely to have been malware
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How Jeff Bezos' iPhone X was hacked: 14 bytes of 4.4 MB video sent by Saudi crown prince likely to have been malware

On the afternoon of 1 May, 2018, Jeff Bezos received a message on WhatsApp from an account belonging to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman

ISRO confirms it was alerted about DTrack malware during Chandrayaan 2, says it had no impact
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ISRO confirms it was alerted about DTrack malware during Chandrayaan 2, says it had no impact

ISRO employees may have accidentally installed malware on to their systems after opening phishing emails.

Joker Malware: An app vulnerability that may have tricked you to steal your money
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Joker Malware: An app vulnerability that may have tricked you to steal your money

Joker malware reportedly start spreading this June 2019 and India is among the infected countries.

Google removes 85 apps from Play Store that were hiding adware inside: Report
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Google removes 85 apps from Play Store that were hiding adware inside: Report

Majority of the apps that were discovered were found to be disguised as photography as well as gaming apps.

DSLR cameras found to be vulnerable to ransomware attack over Wi-Fi and USB: Report
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DSLR cameras found to be vulnerable to ransomware attack over Wi-Fi and USB: Report

Hackers could easily transfer malware on the camera using the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP), which is unauthenticated

WhatsApp, Telegram media files saved in phones are vulnerable to attacks: Report
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WhatsApp, Telegram media files saved in phones are vulnerable to attacks: Report

Malware with access to external storage can exploit the data saved on the phone via these apps.

'Agent Smith' malware replaces Android apps with fake ones on 25 million devices
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'Agent Smith' malware replaces Android apps with fake ones on 25 million devices

The malware affected 25 million Android devices globally, of which 15 million devices are in India alone.

Anti-virus firms like Symantec, Malwarebytes now flag China's surveillance malware
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Anti-virus firms like Symantec, Malwarebytes now flag China's surveillance malware

Multiple cybersecurity companies have updated their products after the malware file was shared on Github.

Florida pays $600,000 ransom to hackers who paralysed the city's computer systems
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Florida pays $600,000 ransom to hackers who paralysed the city's computer systems

The hackers got into the city’s system when an employee clicked on an email link that allowed them to upload malware.

WhatsApp to ban users on unofficial apps: Here’s how to switch to the official app
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WhatsApp to ban users on unofficial apps: Here’s how to switch to the official app

WhatsApp’s latest FAQ’s update helps users migrate their date from unsupported third-party apps.

BJP's official website comes under DDoS attack, goes offline; Congress' Divya Spandana mocks hack
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BJP's official website comes under DDoS attack, goes offline; Congress' Divya Spandana mocks hack

The website, www.bjp.org, was down on Tuesday morning and a webpage with a message saying Error 522 showed up in its place. Some Twitter users also flagged the same on social media.

Google removes 29 camera apps that were found stealing data and promoted phishing
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Google removes 29 camera apps that were found stealing data and promoted phishing

Most of the 29 removed apps went out of their way to disguise their malicious nature.

Spam was the most common way for cybercriminals to spread malware in 2018: Report
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Spam was the most common way for cybercriminals to spread malware in 2018: Report

Spam campaigns disguised as delivery notifications, shopping invoices are popular ways to spread malware.

Google deletes 22 malicious apps from Play Store, installed over 2 million times
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Google deletes 22 malicious apps from Play Store, installed over 2 million times

The apps on the Google Play Store have altogether been download for over 2 million times.