YouTube has become a daily habit for millions all over the world, but it looks like there has been some malicious activity on the website -- which may have affected more than 100,000 users over a 30 day period.
According to Trend Micro, they have been monitoring the activity on YouTube over the past couple of months and have found that the attack comes in the form of ads that are present on the site. While the ads themselves have no malicious content, the issue seems to occur when the ad is clicked. Although these ads should be monitored and screened by YouTube, some have seemed to slip through the cracks, redirecting to malicious websites that could cause infections.Read more
A Tic-tac-toe game is actually a new mobile trojan – detected as Trojan-Spy,AndroidOS.Gomal.a, or Gomal – targeting Android devices. Gomal is capable of recording audio from the microphone, stealing incoming SMS messages, stealing device information such as cell phone number.
Obtaining root privileges, dumping memory regions of some processes in order to obtain sensitive data, and stealing data from the device log. Gomal uses many techniques initially incorporated into Windows trojans, the post indicates. Packaging trojans in mobile games is common – there are multiple cases of attackers doing so using the popular games.Read more
Due to the appearance of a great amount of new extortion viruses, which like only Android devices, hackers have estimated a new way how to earn. Almost all malwares that spread are working on the same pattern: after the launch, Trojan locks the device and gets a message about money transfer to unlock. This is a very clear example of fraud.
Nevertheless this virus, found by Dr.Web experts, is more functional: except locking the device and message payment, he immediately puts a password on unlock screen using a simple system diagram. In addition, Trojan sends all kinds of messages that can lead to large financial losses.Read more
After installation the Android-based device, the malware, called “Banker.AndroidOS.Basti.a” requests permission to access the network, incoming SMS-messages etc.
New Trojan-Banker disguised as a legitimate application WeChat, is used to collect owners financial data of Android-devices from China. According to Kaspersky Lab, the attackers chose this program because many users use it to make payments. Authors the Trojan encrypted it using App Shield, which allows you to add multiple "layers of protection." Nevertheless the IS-company experts manage to decode the file. It is capable of many types of malicious behavior. There are also some packages to make its GUI look more professional, which in turn make it a more potent phishing tool.Read more