Android malware bypasses biometric scan and steals phone PIN
The so-called Chameleon malware is not new, but it has worrying new capabilities. Android users can download an otherwise normally functioning app without ever realizing that Chameleon is running in the background.
Discovered in April, Chameleon is known as a "banking trojan," an umbrella term f... Read more
9 million Android devices contain pre-installed malware
Millions of Android devices contain malware before a consumer even gets their hands on them. A cybercrime collective operating under the name "Lemon Group" is using the infected hardware for a variety of criminal activities. With the so-called Guerrilla malware, the opportunities for crime are enor... Read more
Millions of phones already infected by malware out-of-the-box
Trend Micro researchers have discovered that millions of Android phones already contain malicious firmware from the factory. They revealed this during the Black Hat Asia conference in Singapore.
The Register has reported on the proceedings in Singapore. Most of the affected devices appear to be ... Read more
Cybercriminals abuse OEM certificates to weaponize Android malware
Malicious Android apps have been signed using legitimate certificates from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of Android devices. The certificates provide malicious apps with system-level privileges.
Android OEMs use platform certificates to sign the core ROM images of devices containing t... Read more
Zscaler finds malware in Play Store apps with 300,000+ downloads
Security company Zscaler found three notorious malware variants in dozens of Google Play Store apps. The apps were downloaded more than 300,000 times in total.
Most users expect the Google Play Store to be safe. In reality, cybercriminals abuse the platform to spread malware. Researchers at Zsc... Read more
Europol shuts down FluBot malware
FluBot's infrastructure was taken down by a joint operation of Europol and more than 10 police forces worldwide.
The operation, spearheaded by the Dutch police, freed 10,000 victims from FluBot's network. Since 2020, the malware has been distributed through text messages in several countries. By... Read more
‘AbstractEmu malware completely takes over Android devices’
Lookout warns of a newly found malware form targeting Android devices. AbstractEmu allows affected devices to be rooted and completely taken over.
According to Lookout research, the advanced AbstractEmu malware uses code abstraction and anti-emulation techniques to prevent it from working when t... Read more