The number of Pre-loaded mobile trojan in the wild is increasing, DeathRing is the last one discovered by the experts. It’s not first the time that Android handsets come preloaded with malware, but cyber security experts are warning of a worrying increase of the cases.
The problem is widespread in Asia and Africa, where criminals are able to compromise the supply chain. Similar cases are frequent for a cheap, low-level devices. Security researchers have detected pre-loaded instances of the DeathRing malware, unfortunately they are not currently aware of where in the supply chain the mobile trojan is installed.Read more
Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations.
Facebook's chief security officer said to DEA Administrator that law enforcement agencies need to follow the same rules about being truthful on Facebook as civilian users. Those rules include a ban on lying about who you are. Sullivan in response to a New York woman's federal lawsuit claimed that a DEA agent created a fake online persona using her name and photographs stored on her cellphone. A woman said her pictures were retrieved from her cellphone after she was arrested.Read more