ESET researchers have discovered a piece of banking malware that employs a new technique to bypass dedicated browser protection measures
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An unusual ransomware request has been uncovered by researchers.
The tech giant is taking the measure after a rise in malicious browser extensions that mine digital money by hijacking the processing power of users' computers. The clampdown follows Google’s recent move to stop serving any and all adverts promoting virtual currencies and initial coin offerings.
Besides delivering the promised functionalities, the malicious apps can display fake notifications and login forms seemingly coming from legitimate banking applications, harvest credentials entered into the fake forms, as well as intercept text messages to bypass SMS-based 2-factor authentication.
For a user, it can be difficult to figure out whether an app is malicious. First off it is always good only to install applications from the Google Play store, since most malware is still mainly spread through alternative stores.
In all the cases we investigated, the final payload was a mobile banking trojan. Once installed, it behaves like a typical malicious app of this kind: it may present the user with fake login forms to steal credentials or credit card details.
With all the hype around cryptocurrencies, cybercriminals are trying to grab whatever new opportunity they can – be it hijacking users’ computing power to mine cryptocurrencies via browsers or by compromising unpatched machines, or various scam schemes utilizing phishing websites and fake apps.
The Android banking trojan that we first informed about in the beginning of this year has found its way to Google Play again and contains new tricks designed to get access to the private banking information of the user.
ESET researchers have discovered an Android app store distributing malware on a mass scale.
ESET researchers have discovered a malicious app at Google Play tricking its victims into paying €18 ($19) for Adobe Flash Player.
What awaits us in terms of mobile security trends? Throughout this article, we will discuss how risks might develop in the near future.
ESET researchers discovered 13 new Instagram credential stealers on Google play and looked into the motivations behind their fraudulent schemes.
ESET researchers have observed an increased number of apps on Google Play using social engineering techniques to boost their ratings, ranging from legitimate apps, through adware to malware.
ESET researchers have discovered a new variant of botnet-forming Android banking malware based on source code made public a couple of months ago.
ESET has spotted a new banking malware on Google Play. Disguised as a weather forecast app, it steals banking credentials and locks screens.
The purpose of this blog is to deliver technical details of an as-yet minimally documented malware that has made headlines in Poland.
Tesco Bank, which recently saw thousands of its customers lose funds to cybercriminals, has been found on the target list of the so-called Retefe malware.
As we continue to do more things with our smartphones, the threat posed by mobile malware increases. Here's a short history of its development.
At eight years old, Android is hugely popular. Both with users and attackers.
ESET researchers have discovered fake Prisma apps of different types, including several dangerous trojan downloaders. The Google Play security team has since removed them.