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Google removes 13 apps containing malware, downloaded over 5,60,000 times
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Google removes 13 apps containing malware, downloaded over 5,60,000 times

The malware apps included a fire truck simulator, luxury car driving simulator and more.

Cryptomining malware grows by an alarming 86 percent in Q2 2018 reveals McAfee
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Cryptomining malware grows by an alarming 86 percent in Q2 2018 reveals McAfee

Although less common than ransomware, cryptomining malware has quickly emerged as a major threat.

ATM overhaul: Following RBI diktat, banks must do their bit now to protect customers' data and check fraud
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ATM overhaul: Following RBI diktat, banks must do their bit now to protect customers' data and check fraud

The RBI, in June, 2018, directed banks and white-label ATM operators (WLAOs) to implement anti-skimming and white listing solutions by March 2019.

US government blames North Korea for malicious cyber activity
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US government blames North Korea for malicious cyber activity

The US government has identified more than 85 compromised networks. The addresses are being distributed along with suggested remediation actions.

Thousands of affordable Android smartphones across countries including India come preloaded with malware: Report
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Thousands of affordable Android smartphones across countries including India come preloaded with malware: Report

Avast claimed that most of the devices which have been found to be carrying adware are not certified by Google and carry an adware that called "Cosiloon".

What is 'cryptojacking' and why you need to worry about it
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What is 'cryptojacking' and why you need to worry about it

After the three methods of obtaining cryptocurrency, there is unofficially now a fourth way to do it and it's called 'cryptojacking'.

Official website of Union minister found to be mining Monero cryptocurrency with Coinhive
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Official website of Union minister found to be mining Monero cryptocurrency with Coinhive

What was troubling was that according to the tweet, the cryptocurrency mining was going on without the permission of the users who were visiting the website.

CERT-In has developed a free bot removal tool in collaboration with QuickHeal, starts sending out awareness SMS
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CERT-In has developed a free bot removal tool in collaboration with QuickHeal, starts sending out awareness SMS

The SMS includes a link to the Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre where one can get information about bots and how to remove them

Forget WannaCry, cryptocurrency miner WannaMine has now been spotted stealing computing resources
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Forget WannaCry, cryptocurrency miner WannaMine has now been spotted stealing computing resources

WannaMine initially uses a tool called Mimikatz to steal credentials, failing which it attempts to uses EternalBlue to break in and start mining.

Over 25% of the 1.2 mn mobile users affected by malware in 2017, were lured through pornographic content
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Over 25% of the 1.2 mn mobile users affected by malware in 2017, were lured through pornographic content

During the course of the research, Kaspersky Lab specialists identified 23 families of malware that use adult content to hide their real functionality

Sizable portion of smartphone users affected by mobile malware were lured through adult content: Report
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Sizable portion of smartphone users affected by mobile malware were lured through adult content: Report

During the course of the research, Kaspersky Lab specialists identified 23 families of malware that use adult content to hide their real functionality.

Indian firms emerge as global leaders in theft, piracy, corruption, says fraud and risk report
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Indian firms emerge as global leaders in theft, piracy, corruption, says fraud and risk report

The report revealed that most common perpetrators of fraud incidents in India over the past 12 months were joint venture partners with 45 percent respondents naming them as the primary perpetrators

ICICI Bank reassures customers that mobile app malware does not pose 'significant' threat to its applications
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ICICI Bank reassures customers that mobile app malware does not pose 'significant' threat to its applications

Quick Heal, a cybersecurity firm, had warned lenders of the presence of a malware in ICICI bank mobile banking apps running on Android OS.

Google takes down 60 gaming apps after malicious software displayed pornographic ads
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Google takes down 60 gaming apps after malicious software displayed pornographic ads

Dubbed “AdultSwine”, the malware hides inside game apps that Google Play data says have been downloaded 3 to 7 million times.

Symantec discovers new type of Android malware that can be used to hack into your Uber account
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Symantec discovers new type of Android malware that can be used to hack into your Uber account

However, there is no need to panic straightaway as, reportedly, the malware is not widespread and most Uber users are currently unaffected.

Chinese APT groups to shift focus on India in 2018 and threaten cybersecurity: Report
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Chinese APT groups to shift focus on India in 2018 and threaten cybersecurity: Report

Hacker groups backed by nation-states are termed as APTs. The changing geopolitical situation in the Asia-Pacific region will give way to such threats.

Malware detections continue to decline in Q3 2017: Quick Heal
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Malware detections continue to decline in Q3 2017: Quick Heal

According to the report, nine new families of ransomware emerged on Windows in the third quarter.

BBC announces 'Own It', a website to help 9 to 12-year old kids learn about online privacy, avoiding malware and more
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BBC announces 'Own It', a website to help 9 to 12-year old kids learn about online privacy, avoiding malware and more

BBC in July pledged a 34 million pound investment in producing children's content and the 'Own It' website is believed to be a part of the pledge.

Year-end shopping spree: Spend your money, not information
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Year-end shopping spree: Spend your money, not information

Last year, UK consumers spent over £1.2 billion on Black Friday shopping alone; over the whole week period, it is thought to be more than £6 billion.

US says North Korean malware Volgmer and Fallchill lurking in computer networks; suspect hacker group Hidden Cobra
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US says North Korean malware Volgmer and Fallchill lurking in computer networks; suspect hacker group Hidden Cobra

US claims that malware Volgmer and Fallchill developed in North Korea is still lurking in many computer networks, giving hackers backdoor access to government, financial, automotive and media organisations