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
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 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
Kaspersky has advised users to download apps only from the official app stores to steer clear of such fraudulent schemes.
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
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
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 employees may have accidentally installed malware on to their systems after opening phishing emails.
Joker malware reportedly start spreading this June 2019 and India is among the infected countries.
Majority of the apps that were discovered were found to be disguised as photography as well as gaming apps.
Hackers could easily transfer malware on the camera using the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP), which is unauthenticated
Malware with access to external storage can exploit the data saved on the phone via these apps.
The malware affected 25 million Android devices globally, of which 15 million devices are in India alone.
Multiple cybersecurity companies have updated their products after the malware file was shared on Github.
The hackers got into the city’s system when an employee clicked on an email link that allowed them to upload malware.
WhatsApp’s latest FAQ’s update helps users migrate their date from unsupported third-party apps.
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.
Most of the 29 removed apps went out of their way to disguise their malicious nature.
Spam campaigns disguised as delivery notifications, shopping invoices are popular ways to spread malware.
The apps on the Google Play Store have altogether been download for over 2 million times.