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Android Malware App Covertly Makes Purchases On China Mobile Market

There seems to be a trend towards malware on the Android platform that extorts money from the user somehow, either through premium SMS or services – or the latest trojan – which covertly purchases apps from the mobile market. We first wrote about Android Antivirus software from Symantec back in 2010 and it seems like […]

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Russian Cyber-Crime Market Doubled In 2011

It’s been quite a while since we’ve posted any news about Russia, so here’s an article which in some ways is quite scary. The global cybercrime market is being dominated by Russian-speaking nations and their activity doubled in 2011. It’s certainly a disproportionate amount of crime when you look at their population size. Cybercrime is […]

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Android Trojan Targets Japanese Market – Steals Personal Data

Early last year we wrote about China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans, then later last year there was a possibility Cybercrooks May Be Able To Force Mobile Phones To Send Premium-Rate SMS Messages. The latest news about Android malware is malicious apps that are in the official Google marketplace (called Play) – […]

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Cybercrooks May Be Able To Force Mobile Phones To Send Premium-Rate SMS Messages

There have been a few stories about this in the past, I recall China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans that were draining people’s batteries and phone credit by sending messages to premium-rate numbers. The latest news is of a more technical nature, but it outlines ways in which cybercrooks may well be […]

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Digital Underground Offering Cheap Botnets For Hire

Perhaps even the cyber-criminals are effected by the recent recession – botnets for hire are hitting rock-bottom rates starting at just $2. We reported back in April 2010 about the Texas Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Bot Network For Hire. They are becoming more multi-talented as well rather than just offering bot networks for DDoS […]

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European Banks Seeing New Wave Of ATM Skimming

ATM hacking and skimming were often in the news a few years back, but since the banks ramped up the security on ATM machines – including anti-skimming devices – ATM fraud activities seemed to drop off. Remember the Pro ATM Hacker ‘Chao’ Gives Out ATM Hacking Tips and a bunch of people getting busted not […]

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Malware Pushers Abuse Firefox Warning Page

This is a pretty neat attack from the malware pushes leveraging on the ignorance of the average user – which in all honestly is a safe bet most of the time! You could consider it a Social Engineering attack as it’s taking something that’s familiar and changing it to deliver malware. I’m sure all the […]

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Police In UK & US Charge & Arrest Multiple People Over Zeus Trojan E-banking Fraud

Zeus has been around for quite some time, we reported it about it initially back in 2009 when it was noted Zeus could evade anti-virus software. In more recent months it was noted that Zeus has become more focused and variations of Zeus were found to be targeting banks and financial organisations in specific geographic […]

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Regional Trojan Threat Targeting Online Banks

Well it was inevitable really, I’ve noticed in the last couple of years Phishing e-mails have started to use targeted lists especially for banking sites and the next up of course is trojans developed for specific regions. A security company Trusteer (who makes Rapport) has done some research on this matter which has pin-pointed certain […]

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