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App Infected With Ransomware Now Removed From Google Play

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An app infected with the ransomware Charger made its way onto the Google Play Store, in a rare miss for Google. Now, however, that app has finally been caught and removed.   The malware came packaged with an app called EnergyRescue, which was billed as a battery saving app. This turned out to just be…


SpyNote RAT Masquerading as Netflix App

Posted by in Programming News, SpyNote Trojan

The SpyNote Trojan is one of the most effective trojans currently running rampant across the Android platform. Now, it’s gone a step further in a new version which tricks Android users into thinking it’s a Netflix app.   This is a new release of a trojan uncovered last summer by Palo Alto Networks on the…


Dormant Twitter Botnet Uncovered By University College London

Posted by in Programming News, Web Security

University College London researchers have discovered a dormant Twitter botnet that could be woken at any moment and cause havoc on the popular social media network.   The Star Wars botnet as it’s been called, first uncovered previously in their research, has over 350,000 bot accounts and could be used to spam, send malicious links,…


Microsoft Launches New Privacy Dashboard and Updates Privacy Policy

Posted by in Privacy Dashboard, Privacy Policy, Programming News

In a show of good faith to their customers, Microsoft has launched a new privacy dashboard that allows the reviewing of personal data collected by the company. In addition, this move comes with some key changes to the Windows 10 privacy policy. The move comes in response to a wash of complaints by users wanting…


New Variant of Ploutus ATM Malware Is Badder Than Ever

Posted by in Ploutus ATM Malware, Programming News

There is a new strain of the Ploutus ATM malware that has been spotted by security researchers at FireEye. This new variant, called Ploutus-D, only currently targets ATMs manufactured by Diebold, but this could expand quite easily. FireEye researchers warn that just a few simple code changes could make this malware effective on ATMs manufactured…


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