Archive for the ‘Android Malware’ Category

New Ransomware Threatens to Send Your Internet History & Private Pics to All Your Friends

July 13th, 2017

After WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks, a scary (but rather creative) new strain of ransomware is spreading via bogus apps on the Google Play Store, this time targeting Android mobile users.

Dubbed LeakerLocker, the Android ransomware does not encrypt files on victim’s device, unlike traditional ransomware, rather it secretly collects personal images, messages and browsing history and

Posted in Android hacking, Android Malware, android ransomware, Cyber Attack, hacking android phone, hacking news, ransomware, ransomware malware, web browsing history | Comments (0)

Hackers Using Fake Cellphone Towers to Spread Android Banking Trojan

March 22nd, 2017

Chinese Hackers have taken Smishing attack to the next level, using rogue cell phone towers to distribute Android banking malware via spoofed SMS messages.

SMiShing — phishing attacks sent via SMS — is a type of attack wherein fraudsters use number spoofing attack to send convincing bogus messages to trick mobile users into downloading a malware app onto their smartphones or lures victims

Posted in Android Banking Malware, Android Malware, base transceiver stations, Chinese Hackers, fake cell phone towers, hacking news, interception tool, rogue cell phone towers, Smishing, sms spoofing, Swearing Trojan | Comments (0)

More Firmware Backdoor Found In Cheap Android Phones

December 13th, 2016

Here’s some bad news for Android users again.

Certain low-cost Android smartphones and tablets are shipped with malicious firmware, which covertly gathers data about the infected devices, displays advertisements on top of running applications and downloads unwanted APK files on the victim’s devices.

Security researchers from Russian antivirus vendor Dr.Web have discovered two types of

Posted in Android hacking, Android Malware, Android Trojan, hacking news, malicious advertisement, malicious firmware, mobile backdoor, mobile hacking, Trojan backdoors | Comments (0)

Over 300,000 Android Devices Hacked Using Chrome Browser Vulnerability

November 9th, 2016

A vulnerability in Chrome for Android is actively being exploited in the wild that allows hackers to quietly download banking trojan apps (.apk) onto victim’s’ device without their confirmation.

You might have encountered a pop-up advertisement that appears out of nowhere and surprise you that your mobile device has been infected with a dangerous virus and instructs you to install a security

Posted in android antivirus, Android Malware, Android Security, banking malware, banking Trojan, Best Android apps, hacking android phone, how to hack android, security application | Comments (0)

Chinese Ad Firm Infected 85 Million Android Users to Get More Clicks

July 5th, 2016

An Android-based malware campaign has been found to control as many as 85 million Android devices globally and is making its gang an estimated $300,000 per month in fraudulent ad revenue.

A Chinese advertising company called Yingmob is responsible for distributing the malware on a massive scale and would appear to be the same firm behind Yispecter iOS malware, cybersecurity company Check

Posted in Android Malware, iOS Jailbreaking, iOS malware, YiSpecter | Comments (0)

Dozens of Malicious Apps on Play Store can Root & Hack 90% of Android Devices

June 25th, 2016

It’s not at all surprising that the Google Play Store is surrounded by a large number of malicious apps that has the ability to gain users’ attention into falling victim for one, but this time, it is even worse than most people realize.

Researchers at Trend Micro have detected a family of malicious apps, dubbed ‘Godless,’ that has the capability of secretly rooting almost 90 percent of all

Posted in android hacking software, Android hacking tool, Android Malware, android rooting, Godless malware, hacking android phone, malicious apps, Malware apps, root android phone, root exploit | Comments (0)

Google Now Manually Reviews Play Store Android App Submissions

March 18th, 2015

Google has changed the way it managed apps on the Google Play Store. After years of depending on the automated app check process, the company just made some changes to its Play Store policies that will successfully weed out malicious and undesirable apps from Google Play store.
Google has introduced an update for developers and users that’s sure to make some parents happy and some developers sad.

Posted in android app developer, android app development, android apps, Android Malware, Google Android Apps, Google Play Store, Mobile Security, smartphone app review | Comments (0)