One reason they believe ransomware on Android is taking off is because it's an easy way for cybercriminals to make money instead of stealing contacts and SMS, popping ups ads or bank phishing which requires sophisticated hacking techniques.
A Google spokesperson, replied saying that a 'code push' had been activated. This led the files to be marked as inappropriate.
The malicious website can then be used to recruit machines for botnets, sell counterfeit merchandise, steal credentials, or infect computers with malware.
Jim Lewis, a cyberexpert with Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies, said it is unlikely that North Korea would launch destructive attacks on American banks because of concerns about US retaliation.
The malware encrypts all the data on the smartphone, changes the PIN of the device, and demands a bitcoin payment for decryption of the files.
A third of Britain's public hospitals were affected by the WannaCry worm in May, according to a government report.
The ransomware infects a machine by pretending to be an Adobe Flash Installer and then encrypts the files and the drive.
DoubleLocker is a dangerous, yet innovative Android ransomware that changes the unlock code on your device
The DoubleLocker malware replaces the default home button functionality. The malware is triggered when the user taps on the home button.
Email users are more than twice as likely to encounter cyber threats through emails than any other malware: Report
One out of every nine users would have received a malicious email in the first half of 2017, revealed the cyber security firm Symantec.
FireEye Chief Executive Kevin Mandia said Iranian cyberespionage had grown in sophistication since he first spotted Iranians conducting rudimentary attacks on the US State Department in 2008.
Delphi’s partners on the CSLP platform include Intel Corp’s Mobileye and Silicon Valley startup Renovo.
The malware will take all the passwords, encryption keys and PIN codes and then ‘modulate, encoded’ and then later transmit them over the IR signal.
Be prepared for a “please explain” request from the board after a serious cybersecurity incident.
The federal chancellery said that ill-intentioned hackers used the Turla malware in the July attack against the servers of the defense department.
BlueBorne poses threat to major mobile, desktop, and IoT operating systems that includes Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux and the devices using them.
The embedded security feature can inspect outbound network connections, typically abused by malware determining what is normal and what is not.
Xafecopy Trojan, a new malware detected in India; it disguises itself as an app to steals money via mobile phones
Experts at Kaspersky Lab have found traces showing that cybercriminals gang promulgating other trojans are sharing malware code among themselves.
Locky ransomware rose to prominence in 2016 following a number of high-profile infections and at one point became one of the most common forms of malware.
Google announced this new logo in a blog post on its blog to help make it easier for users to check that the Android device they are buying is stable and secure.
Identifying a sustained cyber spying campaign, Symantec found that the attackers used decoy documents related to security issues to install the malware.