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Mobile malware attacks continue to rise in India since October 2020: Check Point

April 14, 2021 1:20 pm

The latest 2021 Mobile Security report by Check Point asserts that there were around 1,345 mobile attacks in October 2020 and a whopping 12,719 attacks were reported in March 2021.

FlixOnline used WhatsApp to spread Android malware by promising free Netflix

April 08, 2021 11:47 am

The malicious app called 'FlixOnline' masqueraded as a tool that could enable Netflix content from all over the globe. It has now been taken down from the Google Play Store.

Malicious Barcode Scanner app taken down: Here's how to uninstall it

February 10, 2021 11:46 am

The app named Barcode Scanner had over 10 million downloads and Google still hasn't notified users to uninstall the app if they already have it. Here's how you can manually get rid of the tool.

Indian national pleads guilty to role in malware protection scam in US

December 04, 2020 11:42 am

In his guilty plea, the man admitted that he had 325 callers routed to call centres in India where call centre operators falsely reasserted to victims that malware had been detected on their computers, and offered the victims purported computer protection services in exchange for payment.

Cosmos Bank malware attack: Interpol issues red corner notice against prime suspect traced in foreign country

August 29, 2020 1:06 pm

In one of the biggest cyber attacks on an Indian bank, several cloned debit cards of Cosmos Bank were used for thousands of ATM transactions from India and 28 other countries in a period of seven hours on August 11, 2018.

BlackRock malware steals password, credit card details from 337 Android apps

July 20, 2020 7:47 am

According to researchers at ThreatFabric, the BlackRock malware is based on the leaked source code of another malware strain Xerxes which in turn is based on other malware strains.

This ‘EventBot’ banking Trojan can steal money from your phone: What should you do

May 17, 2020 12:25 pm

Here's what you should do to make yourself safe from the banking malware EventBot that attacks financial applications on your Android smartphone.

Spike in mobile banking malware, WhatsApp too vulnerable: Check Point

February 01, 2020 3:36 pm

Malware attacks on mobile phones have definitely increased. Last year, we saw an increase of 50 per cent in mobile banking malware, like, Banker. It is as easy to send malware on WhatsApp as it is via other mediums as well.

Meet malware broker behind US hacks, who's now teaching computer skills in China

December 25, 2019 5:18 pm

Yu Pingan, who spent 18 months in a San Diego federal detention center, had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit computer hacking. Yu was sentenced by a federal judge in February to time served and allowed to return to China.

Delete these 17 iOS apps from your iPhone, researchers found trojan malware on them

October 26, 2019 9:55 am

Researchers have found 17 iOS apps, all by one India-based app developer called AppAspect Technologies Pvt Ltd, which were infected by clicker trojan malware. Apple has removed the apps from their App Store.