4 Android Banking Trojan Campaigns Targeted Over 300,000 Devices in 2021 – Tempemail

Four different Android banking trojans were spread via the official Google Play Store between August and November 2021, resulting in more than 300,000 infections through various dropper apps that posed as seemingly harmless utility apps to take full control of the infected devices. Designed to deliver Anatsa (aka TeaBot), Alien, Continue Reading

APT C-23 Hackers Using New Android Spyware Variant to Target Middle East Users – Tempemail

A threat actor known for striking targets in the Middle East has evolved its Android spyware yet again with enhanced capabilities that allow it to be stealthier and more persistent while passing off as seemingly innocuous app updates to stay under the radar. The new variants have “incorporated new features Continue Reading

Over 9 Million Android Phones Running Malware Apps from Huawei’s AppGallery – Tempemail

At least 9.3 million Android devices have been infected by a new class of malware that disguises itself as dozens of arcade, shooter, and strategy games on Huawei’s AppGallery marketplace to steal device information and victims’ mobile phone numbers. The mobile campaign was disclosed by researchers from Doctor Web, who Continue Reading

More Stealthier Version of BrazKing Android Malware Spotted in the Wild – Tempemail

Banking apps from Brazil are being targeted by a more elusive and stealthier version of an Android remote access trojan (RAT) that’s capable of carrying out financial fraud attacks by stealing two-factor authentication (2FA) codes and initiating rogue transactions from infected devices to transfer money from victims’ accounts to an Continue Reading

SharkBot — A New Android Trojan Stealing Banking and Cryptocurrency Accounts – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers on Monday took the wraps off a new Android trojan that takes advantage of accessibility features on the devices to siphon credentials from banking and cryptocurrency services in Italy, the U.K., and the U.S. Dubbed “SharkBot” by Cleafy, the malware is designed to strike a total of 27 Continue Reading

Google Warns of New Android 0-Day Vulnerability Under Active Targeted Attacks – Tempemail

Google has rolled out its monthly security patches for Android with fixes for 39 flaws, including a zero-day vulnerability that it said is being actively exploited in the wild in limited, targeted attacks. Tracked as CVE-2021-1048, the zero-day bug is described as a use-after-free vulnerability in the kernel that can Continue Reading

This New Android Malware Can Gain Root Access to Your Smartphones – Tempemail

An unidentified threat actor has been linked to a new Android malware strain that features the ability to root smartphones and take complete control over infected smartphones while simultaneously taking steps to evade detection. The malware has been named “AbstractEmu” owing to its use of code abstraction and anti-emulation checks Continue Reading

Over 10 Million Android Users Targeted With Premium SMS Scam Apps – Tempemail

A global fraud campaign has been found leveraging 151 malicious Android apps with 10.5 million downloads to rope users into premium subscription services without their consent and knowledge. The premium SMS scam campaign — dubbed “UltimaSMS” — is believed to commenced in May 2021 and involved apps that cover a Continue Reading

Facebook Releases New Tool That Finds Security and Privacy Bugs in Android Apps – Tempemail

Facebook on Wednesday announced it’s open-sourcing Mariana Trench, an Android-focused static analysis platform the company uses to detect and prevent security and privacy bugs in applications created for the mobile operating system at scale. “[Mariana Trench] is designed to be able to scan large mobile codebases and flag potential issues Continue Reading

Beware! This Android Trojan Stole Millions of Dollars from Over 10 Million Users – Tempemail

A newly discovered “aggressive” mobile campaign has infected north of 10 million users from over 70 countries via seemingly innocuous Android apps that subscribe the individuals to premium services costing €36 (~$42) per month without their knowledge. Zimperium zLabs dubbed the malicious trojan “GriftHorse.” The money-making scheme is believed to Continue Reading