Highlights from the past seven days in information security include porn clicker trojans at Google Play, digital childhoods and the security/privacy debate.
Just as audiences have suffered from bad movie craftsmanship, IT users have had to endure the consequences of the malicious work done by malware authors. Welcome to Razzies for malware.
Theft of identities along with personal information still accounts for the majority of data breaches, a new global survey by Gemalto has found.
Google Play porn clicker campaign: A single family of malicious apps masquerading as popular games or apps, designed to bypass Google’s security checks.
ESET researchers have found a large campaign of malicious porn clicker type apps on Google Play. These trojans belong to a single family of malicious apps masquerading as popular games and/or applications. They are designed and systematically modified to bypass Google’s security checks.
We are slowly seeing the industrialization of cybercrime according to an expert. Dr. Adrian Nish, head of cyber threat intelligence at BAE Systems, said that cybercriminals are becoming more “professionalized”.
ESET has looked deeper into what parents in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Russia regard as the appropriate age for digital activities.
Online surveys by ESET show that a majority of parents in Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States are not at all happy about their children going digital too early.
Linux users should not fool themselves into believing that they are somehow magically immune from malware attacks.
Highlights from the past seven days in information security include the state of security in companies in the EMEA region and advice on support scams.
Cybercrime is costing the global economy up to $450 billion annually, a new report by Hamilton Place Strategies reveals.
Apple is the latest in a host of technology players to be requested to allow exceptional access, that is, access in exceptional cases where it would be deemed to have high value relative to an active investigation.
New survey suggests medical data breaches increase the number of patients who hold back information from doctors due to concerns about the security or privacy of medical records, undermining treatment.