Chameleon, not only infiltrates your device's security measures but also steals sensitive financial data, including bank account passwords. News 

Caution! Undetectable Android Malware Can Rob You of Your Finances

Online threats come in all shapes and sizes, from fraudulent job offers by scammers to phishing emails that install malicious software on your device. However, imagine encountering a new malware designed specifically for Android devices that masquerades as legitimate applications such as Google Chrome. Known as “Chameleon”, this notorious malware not only penetrates your device’s security measures, but also steals sensitive financial information such as bank account passwords. The threat it poses is significant and requires caution. The latest information on this comes from research conducted by ThreatFabric. It states…

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QakBot had infected nearly 700,000 systems around the world before being shut down, according to the FBI. (Pixabay) News 

Learn how QakBot malware is targeting users again, even after being shut down by the FBI for months.

Cybersecurity has become a crucial concern in today’s digital age, prompting major corporations to invest significant amounts of money in developing effective solutions to combat and counter the spread of malware by malicious actors. Additionally, law enforcement agencies have established their own cybersecurity divisions to protect individuals from online attacks. Earlier this year, the FBI successfully halted the dangerous QakBot malware through a large-scale operation. However, this malware has resurfaced within a few months of being shut down by the FBI, and it is important to understand how it now…

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Google has listed a few signs that users should watch out for if they suspect that malware is affecting their devices. Here's how you can safeguard yourself. News 

Don’t Let Malware Ruin Your Android Phone: Google’s Tips to Keep You Safe!

Today, dealing with malware and other harmful software has unfortunately become a part of our digital lives. Hackers and other malicious actors, such as scammers, will do anything to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. This means stealing bank details or promoting another nefarious agenda. Fortunately, Google has provided ways to deal with malware on Android and even remove it. But before we get into that, let us tell you about the signs that may indicate that your phone is infected with malware. Signs that your phone has malware: Google will…

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As per F-Secure, the 'SpyNote' spyware app can steal sensitive user data—like banking information, and targets Android phones. Here's what you must know. News 

ALERT: Be Cautious of This ‘High-Tech’ Spyware – It Can Access Your Funds and Monitor Your Conversations

A new malware called SpyNote that knows how to hide itself is making the rounds on the Internet. According to Internet security company F-Secure, this fake app can steal sensitive user data, such as bank details, and primarily targets Android phones. Per Amit Tambe, a researcher at the company, this spyware, SpyNote, spreads through “smishing,” which involves sending infected text messages. When users receive these messages, they are prompted to download specific apps via the attached link, bypassing Google Play’s security measures. How it hides itself on Android Once an…

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Xenomorph was initially discovered by ThreatFabric security researchers in February 2022, but it is back in an even more virulent version. (Pexels) News 

Take Precautions Against Xenomorph: Learn How to Safeguard Yourself from this Threatening Malware

The continuous advancement of new technologies has heightened concerns about cybersecurity, as cybercriminals are utilizing every available means to gain unauthorized access to bank accounts and drain them of funds. Victims have suffered significant financial losses, with little hope of recovering their money. These cybercriminals employ malware as a tool to infiltrate devices, enabling them to spy on individuals and uncover their confidential passwords. This constant threat looms over everyone in the digital realm. The Xenomorph Android malware is the latest example of this menace, having reemerged in a more…

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The hack was discovered last week and reported to Apple Inc., which moved quickly to investigate and patch the breach. (Unsplash) News 

iPhone Compromised by Israeli Firm’s Malware

The NSO Group, an Israeli company, remotely hacked an iPhone owned by a staff member of a civil society organization based in Washington using their spyware. The hack was discovered last week and reported to Apple Inc., which moved quickly to investigate and fix the breach, according to John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School. The US has sanctioned NSO Group since 2021 over its Pegasus hacking tool, which has been used by some governments to target journalists and dissidents across…

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The Indian government has come across the malware through social media and warning Android users about installing it through these sources. News 

Alert Issued by Indian Government to Android Users Regarding Potentially Harmful Malware

The Indian government has issued a notification warning millions of Android users in the country about the threat posed by a malware called DogeRAT. The government memo explains that the malware is able to access your device and steal confidential information without your consent. The warning also mentions that hackers are spreading the malware through fake apps like ChatGPT, the Opera Mini browser, and even the premium version of YouTube, which technically doesn’t exist. CloudSEK’s TRIAD team was the first to spot the DogeRAT malware, an open-source Android malware that…

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New Android malware employs stealthy tactics to slip past security measures, raising concerns about phone safety. (Pixabay) News 

Study Uncovers Significant Risk of Android Malware Evading Antivirus Detection

Zimperium, a mobile security firm, has discovered a troubling pattern in Android malware, as revealed in a recent study. These harmful applications are employing a clever technique to evade detection by antivirus software, posing a significant threat to your phone’s security and potentially enabling data theft. Hackers are always trying to find ways to get their malicious apps onto your phone, and the latest trick they’re using involves Android malware that can hide from even the best antivirus apps. According to a Tom’s Guide report, this malware uses a new…

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China not only to cut off water, power and communications to US military bases, but also to homes and businesses across the United States. (Pixabay) News 

Report Warns of Potential Chinese Malware in US Systems as a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’

According to a report by The New York Times on Saturday, the Biden administration holds the belief that China has surreptitiously installed malicious software in critical US power and communication systems, posing a potential threat to the military’s operations in the event of a conflict. This situation is likened to a “ticking time bomb.” The Times, citing US military, intelligence and security officials, said the malware potentially allowed China’s People’s Liberation Army to disrupt US military operations if Beijing ever attacked Taiwan. The Times said those systems could allow China…

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Here are 5 tips to identify fake apps to protect yourself from online scams. (Pexels) News 

Beware! Follow These 5 Tips to Spot Fake Apps and Protect Yourself

Fake Android apps can seriously jeopardize the privacy and security of your device, and regrettably, they are frequently present on the Google Play Store. In order to safeguard yourself, it is crucial to be able to recognize these apps and refrain from downloading them. Here are four indicators that can assist you in identifying fake Android apps. 1. Apps that request unnecessary app permissions Check the permissions requested by the app before downloading it. If it asks for permissions that have nothing to do with the business the app is…

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OnlyFans is a content subscription service where paid subscribers can access private photos, videos, and posts from adult models, celebrities, and social media personalities. News 

Cybercriminals Utilize Malware to Obtain Personal Information Through Imitation of OnlyFans Content

A campaign involving malware is spreading counterfeit OnlyFans material and adult bait to implant the remote access trojan ‘DcRAT’ onto targets’ devices, with the intention of stealing their data and login information, or unleashing ransomware on the compromised device. OnlyFans is a content subscription service where paid subscribers can access private photos, videos and messages from adult models, celebrities and social media personalities. According to BleepingComputer, a new campaign discovered by eSentire has been active since January 2023 and has been distributing ZIP files containing a VBScript loader that the…

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Beware of the dangerous WhatsApp Pink app! Know what you should do. (Pixabay) News 

Warning: Beware of WhatsApp Pink Scam that May Lead to Loss of Bank Information and Contacts – Uninstall Immediately

Dealing with WhatsApp scams has become more challenging, and a new scam called WhatsApp Pink is causing concern. The North Region cyberpolice crime wing has issued a warning to Android users about this scam, and several police departments are also expressing their worries. What exactly is this dangerous scam, and how can you protect yourself? Find out all the details here. What is WhatsApp Pink Scam There is a viral message circulating on WhatsApp where people are sent a link to download Pink WhatsApp. Fraudsters actively share this link to…

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Over 60,000 android apps infected with adware. (Pixabay) News 

60,000+ Android Apps Present Risk to User Privacy Through Adware Infestation

Over the last half-year, Bitdefender, a cybersecurity research team, has identified over 60,000 Android applications that contain adware, which poses a considerable danger to users. Adware refers to software that is often bundled with programs such as mobile apps. Its purpose is to generate revenue for malicious actors by displaying advertisements either in the foreground or in the background of the user’s smartphone. Unfortunately, this not only causes you to lose money, it drains your device’s battery and causes it to overheat as well. Interestingly, these malicious apps were not…

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ake ChatGPT-like apps are on the rise! Don't click on, or download, such apps. (Bloomberg) AI 

Take Caution with ChatGPT-themed Apps – Here’s What You Need to Know

Since its launch on November 30, 2022, ChatGPT has become incredibly popular. Unfortunately, this popularity has also attracted scammers who are taking advantage of unsuspecting users by creating fake ChatGPT AI chatbots. This has led to an increase in malware attacks, with numerous apps and software posing as ChatGPT tools being released in recent months. According to researchers at Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42, a new wave of malware variants has emerged alongside the launch of OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 and GPT-4, specifically targeting users interested in using ChatGPT. Further research by…

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Google Chrome users have been warned about this new dangerous malware. (Pexels) News 

Alert for Viewers of Unauthorized Content on Google Chrome

Individuals who indulge in watching pirated content, including movies, web series, TV shows, and video games online, are at risk of harm. HP Wolf Security has identified a new malware campaign, ChromeLoader, that is infecting users with detrimental Google Chrome extensions. The most recent variant, ChromeLoader Shampoo, is disseminated through websites that offer pirated movies and video games. How does this work? Hackers trick Chrome users into downloading the fraudulent extension Shampoo, which instantly redirects the victim’s search queries to malicious websites. As a result, these criminals collect substantial profits…

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These tools can help you clean up any malware in the device and also safely let you use other devices. News 

Protect Your Phone and PC With Government-Approved Malware Software

The Indian government has established a security agency to assist individuals concerned about potential malware or security problems on their computers or phones. The agency has created a botnet cleaning and malware analysis center that has produced specialized tools for removing malware. According to the information provided, these tools are claimed to help remove all malware from your system keeping it safe and clean. Cyber Swachhta Kendra has a website about these tools, which are developed with the help of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and even antivirus companies. The tools…

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The Indian government's Cyber Swachhta Kendra portal is providing free bot removal tools for you. Know how to use them. (Pexels) News 

Secure Your Device with These Free Government-Provided Tools to Remove Malware – Download Now!

The prevalence of malware attacks has increased, and unfortunately, protection against hackers has become more costly. To combat this issue, it is crucial for individuals and companies to implement strong security measures. The Indian government has responded to this widespread problem by offering a free solution to assist users in protecting their smartphones and computers. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has taken the lead in introducing a variety of free bot removal tools. You can access these cyber security tools through the Cyber Swachhta Kendra, which is part of the…

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There are chances that your devices may have been infected with these 10 bad apps. Here is what you should do. (Pexels) News 

Warning! Beware of Clones of Popular Android Apps – Check for Familiar Names

Cybercriminals are always on the lookout for opportunities to deceive users and gain access to their personal information and bank accounts. They use a clever tactic of embedding malware in a way that can avoid detection by cybersecurity experts for an extended period, often disguising it as legitimate apps or services. This has resulted in a new surge of apps containing harmful malware, causing alarm and warnings for tens of thousands of Android users. Bitdefender cybersecurity researchers recently uncovered a hidden malware campaign that managed to remain undetected on mobile…

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PDFs are the primary malicious email attachment type being used over 66 per cent of the time to deliver malware via email in 2022. News 

Researchers Issue Warning Regarding Malware in PDF File Attachments

According to a new report released on Wednesday, PDFs are the most commonly used type of malicious email attachment, accounting for over 66% of malware delivered via email in 2022. According to researchers at Palo Alto Networks Unit 42, monthly registrations of both benign and malicious domains increased by 910% with ChatGPT’s AI chatbot between November 2022 and April 2023. The researchers also saw a huge increase (17,818 percent) in attempts to imitate ChatGPT using squatting domains – website names deliberately registered to look similar to a popular brand or…

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Indian researchers have come across a new malware called DogeRAT (Remote Access Trojan)—which is targeting users through the distribution of fake Android apps masquerading as legitimate apps. Here's what we know. News 

A new malware called DogeRAT is spreading through fake Android apps

A new malware called DogeRAT (Remote Access Trojan) targets users by distributing fake Android apps. The apps containing the malware are said to be sent to users via Telegram and other social media apps. Discovered by CloudSEK’s TRIAD team, DogeRAT is an open-source Android malware that can steal important information such as bank passwords and government credentials, leaving victims vulnerable. It targets users in a variety of industries, including banking, e-commerce, and entertainment. DogeRAT is a malware that disguises itself as popular apps, and once it infects a victim’s device…

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