Wormable Android malware spreads via WhatsApp messages

“Download This application and Win Mobile Phone”, reads the message attempting to trick users into downloading a fake Huawei app. Android users should watch out for new wormable malware that spreads through WhatsApp and lures the prospective victims into downloading an app from a website masquerading as Google Play. ESET malware researcher Lukas Stefanko looked under the … More Wormable Android malware spreads via WhatsApp messages

The dangers to cryptocurrency wallets and how to fend them off

Making a little effort to understand the most common threats when choosing and handling your cryptocurrency wallet can help secure your crypto-assets in the long run.When it comes to facing diverse threats, not every cryptocurrency wallet is the same. Each wallet is designed differently — to balance security with ease of use, privacy and other … More The dangers to cryptocurrency wallets and how to fend them off

ESET discovers a chat app spying on users and leaking stolen data

ESET researchers have discovered a new operation within a long-running cyber-espionage campaign in the Middle East, apparently with links to the threat actor group known as Gaza Hackers, or Molerats. Instrumental in the operation is an Android app, Welcome Chat, which serves as spyware while also delivering the promised chatting functionality. The malicious website promoting … More ESET discovers a chat app spying on users and leaking stolen data

Android keyboard app caught red‑handed trying to make sneaky purchases

The virtual keyboard app ai.type, which has racked up 40 million downloads, has been found to sign up users to premium services without their consent. The Android version of the popular virtual keyboard app ai.type has attempted to make over 14 million unauthorized transactions that could have cost the users US$18 million in unwanted charges, … More Android keyboard app caught red‑handed trying to make sneaky purchases

Tracking down the developer of Android adware affecting millions of users

ESET researchers discovered a year-long adware campaign on Google Play and tracked down its operator. The apps involved, installed eight million times, use several tricks for stealth and persistence. We detected a large adware campaign running for about a year, with the involved apps installed eight million times from Google Play alone. We identified 42 … More Tracking down the developer of Android adware affecting millions of users