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Cyber Crime Gang Arrested for Infecting Over 1 Million Phones with Banking Trojan

May 23rd, 2017

The Russian Interior Ministry announced on Monday the arrest of 20 individuals from a major cybercriminal gang that had stolen nearly $900,000 from bank accounts after infecting over one million Android smartphones with a mobile Trojan called “CronBot.”

Russian Interior Ministry representative Rina Wolf said the arrests were part of a joint effort with Russian IT security firm Group-IB that

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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

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