DoubleLocker: Innovative Android Ransomware

ESET researchers have spotted the first-ever ransomware misusing Android accessibility services. On top of encrypting data, it also locks the device. Detected by ESET products as Android/DoubleLocker.A, the ransomware is based on the foundations of a particular banking Trojan, known for misusing accessibility services of the Android operating system. However, DoubleLocker doesn’t have the functions related … More DoubleLocker: Innovative Android Ransomware

CPL Malware in Brazil: somewhere between banking trojans and malicious emails

When we analyze the most prevalent threats in Latin America, we see the same malware families across the region. In Brazil, however, there is a different situation. Not only is Brazil one of the most populated countries in the world, but it is also one of the countries with the highest percentage of Internet users … More CPL Malware in Brazil: somewhere between banking trojans and malicious emails

Advanced Banking Trojan “Hesperbot” Can Also Steal Bitcoins

ESET HQ malware research lab is reporting new campaigns of the very effective banking trojan Hesperbot. As previously uncovered by ESET, Hesperbot is using very credible-looking spreading campaigns related to trustworthy organisations and lures victims to run the malware. The malware itself has evolved as well – ESET has researched new versions of Hesperbot that … More Advanced Banking Trojan “Hesperbot” Can Also Steal Bitcoins

Hesperbot – A New, Advanced Banking Trojan in the Wild

A new and effective banking trojan has been discovered targeting online banking users in Turkey, the Czech Republic, Portugal and the United Kingdom. It uses very credible-looking phishing-like campaigns, related to trustworthy organizations, to lure victims into running the malware. The Story In the middle of August we discovered a malware-spreading campaign in the Czech … More Hesperbot – A New, Advanced Banking Trojan in the Wild