Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

History
#748 Viking horde malware co-ops Android devices for ad fraud
The latest Android malware campaign to wend its way through Google’s Play marketplace can leverage victims’ phones for ad fraud, carry out DDoS attacks, send spam, and more, researchers warn.

Dubbed Viking Horde, the campaign ropes Android devices into a botnet without their owners being any the wiser. A handful of apps that spread the malware family have managed to sneak into Play under Google’s watch – the most popular being a game named Viking Jump, according to researchers at Check Point, who discovered the family of malware and described it in detail earlier this week.

The malware has also reportedly spread through apps named Memory Booster, Parrot Copter, Simple 2048, and WiFi Plus. Before it was removed, Viking Jump was the most popular of the apps, garnering 50,000 to 100,000 downloads. The app even became a “top free app” in some markets.
Read more
#749 Attackers targeting critical SAP flaw since 2013
#748 Viking horde malware co-ops Android devices for ad fraud
#747 Microsoft zero-day exposes 100 companies to PoS attack
#746 Malware parasites feed on PerezHilton.com gossip fans
#745 Wendy’s: Credit cards breach affected 5% of restaurants
#744 Mozilla launches Test Pilot, a Firefox add-on for trying experimental new features
#743 Backdoor as a software suite: How TinyLoader distributes and upgrades PoS threats (PDF)
#742 Microsoft Patch Tuesday 2016-05-10
#741 Software security suffers as startups lose access to Google’s virus data
#740 Adobe warns of Flash zero-day, patches Acrobat
#739 Microsoft patches JScript, VBScript flaw under attack
#738 Internet Explorer zero-day exploit used in targeted attacks in South Korea
#737 Checking in with spear phishing, criminals check out with hotel credit card data
#736 IBM’s Watson supercomputer takes on security
History
2017: 01 02 03 04 05
2016: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12