Tag Archives: Malware

“AdultSwine” Play Store Malware Shows Pornography in Games for Kids

Researchers at Check Point have discovered new malware hidden in about 60 games and applications on the Google Play Store. It’s dubbed “AdultSwine”, and it displays pornographic advertisements, entices users to install fake security applications, and tries to make users sign up for premium services. The infected apps, which are mostly aimed at children, have been […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Loapi is a New Form of Currency-Mining Android Malware

The rise of Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero, and other blockchain tech has coincided with a rise in currency-mining malware, or malicious apps that use your devices’ hardware to generate digital coinage. Now, a new Android malware discovered by Sophos and dubbed Loapi (with the virus name Trojan.AndroidOS.Loapi) has reared its head. It’s the first Android malware of […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Marcher Malware Poses Triple Threat to Android Users

A three-pronged banking malware campaign has been infecting Android phones since the beginning of this year, according to security researchers. Attackers have been stealing credentials, planting the Marcher banking Trojan on phones, and nicking credit card information. So far, they have targeted customers of BankAustria, Raiffeisen Meine Bank and Sparkasse, but the campaign could spread […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

IoT Fuels Growth of Linux Malware

Malware targeting Linux systems is growing, largely due to a proliferation of devices created to connect to the Internet of Things. That is one of the findings in a report WatchGuard Technologies released last week. The report, which analyzes data gathered from more than 26,000 appliances worldwide, found three Linux malware programs in the top […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →