VMware warns of ChromeLoader, adware variant with severe impact
Security researchers at VMware urge organizations to heed the rise of ChromeLoader. The malware hijacks victims' browsers to spread malicious files and targeted ads.
ChromeLoader was discovered in January. The malware is typically installed through an .iso file, after which the program manipula... Read more
85 adware apps discovered in Google Play Store
Trend Micro has discovered 85 adware applications in the Google Play Store. The apps, which Google has removed following a report from the company, have already been downloaded more than 8 million times by Android users.
With mobile adware, intrusive advertising has been incorporated into what ap... Read more
Kaspersky measures double number of fake PC cleaners in research
Researchers from cybersecurity company Kaspersky have discovered that the number of cases of so-called 'hoax system cleaners' has doubled over the past year, according to the company to Techzine. In the first half of this year, 1,456,219 PC users worldwide, including the Dutch and Belgians, were aff... Read more
Google cleans up various apps with stubborn adware
In the first days of 2019, Google removed no less than 85 apps from its Play Store because they were full of adware, according to a blog by security specialist Trend Micro. Android malware therefore remains a major problem this year.
The new year is less than two weeks old and the Google Play Store ... Read more