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Porn clicker trojans keep flooding Google Play

ESET researchers have found 343 malicious porn clicker trojans on Google Play over the last seven months – and their numbers keep rising.

Porn clicker trojans at Google Play: An analysis

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.

Biggest fears of EMEA companies? Malware ranks first

The most pressing IT security issue that companies in the EMEA region face is malware infection, reports Ondrej Kubovič. Enterprises are very worried.

How malware moved the exchange rate in Russia

After an investigation period, details were published about a unique cyberattack on a Russian bank where a malware placed trade orders for $500 million and heavily manipulated the ruble-dollar exchange rate.

How to isolate VBS or JScript malware with Visual Studio

ESET has seen a rise in malware developed using scripting languages. We can understand the threats better by isolating them in a dynamic analysis environment.

Remtasu is disguising itself as a tool to appropriate Facebook accounts

Almost a year ago we warned about the spreading of Remtasu, and far from lessening, we have been able to identify numerous instances of this threat being propagated further.

Android has some critical remotely-exploitable security holes. But can you get the patch?

Remote code execution vulnerabilities have been found in the Android operating system, and patches released for Nexus devices.

But what about your smartphone? Is there a patch for you, and can you get your hands on it?

‘Application not compatible’: Bayrob may be stealing your info

In this post, ESET’s Josep Albors analyzes Bayrob, a trojan that has been intensely targeting users across the world since mid-December, 2015.

Got an Android? I hope you’re patching it

Chances are that many people will have been treated to an Android smartphone over the holiday period, and are already finding that it needs an update to make it work more safely.

Nemucod malware spreads ransomware Teslacrypt around the world

ESET has recently observed a huge increase in detections of the Nemucod trojan, a threat that usually tries to download another malware from the internet. Those detections ratios were very high in some countries.

Police arrest couple suspected of running malware encryption service

British police arrested a man and a woman earlier this week, suspected of operating a website which offered services to online criminals which could help them evade detection by anti-virus software.

New Dridex campaign achieves high infection ratio in European countries

When discussing banking trojans these days, Dridex is the one that everybody seems to be talking about the most. This trojan has inherited the popularity of the ancient Zeus trojan and is one of the biggest threats that we can find right now, in constant evolution to become more efficient.

Fighting talk from Great Britain as it says it will hit back against internet attacks

British chancellor George Osborne has warned about the spectre of online terrorists attacking national infrastructure, and made some rather bold pronouncements about the UK’s willingness to engage in cyberwarfare to defend itself.

Schrödinger’s antivirus: The immortality of antivirus software

The question of antivirus software being dead is one that doesn’t seem to go away. Why is that? Distinguished ESET researcher Aryeh Goretsky explores.

Trick or treat? Beware so a ransomware won’t end up between your Halloween sweets

Ghosts, monsters and the living dead can all send a chill down one’s spine. Ransomware, for some people, is just as spooky. This Halloween, we look at why.

Using DroidJack to spy on an Android? Expect a visit from the police

Law enforcement agencies across Europe have searched homes this week, as part of an international crackdown against users of a notorious piece of Android malware known as DroidJack.

Beware banking trojans and their nasty helpers

Banking trojans are ubiquitous and growing in number and sophistication, largely through trojan downloaders and webinjects. Here are four severe cases.

New YiSpecter malware attacks iOS devices without jailbreak

A new malware identified as YiSpecter attacks iOS devices with and without jailbreak, researchers from Palo Alto Networks have revealed. ESET has detected this malware as a trojan with both variants iOS/YiSpecter.A and iOS/YiSpecter.B.

Apple removes hundreds of malicious apps after major malware attack

Apple has removed more than 300 malicious apps after confirming the first major breach to its iOS app store.

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