Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

History
#978 Aggressive Triada, Horde variants up mobile malware threat
Two mobile variants of Triada and Horde malware have been spotted in the wild by Check Point Software Technologies researchers who warn the latest samples have adopted dangerous new techniques including the ability to evade Google’s security on some OS versions.

The Android Trojan called Triada, researchers say, now is capable of infecting the Android default browser along with three other niche Android OS browsers including 360 Secure, Cheetah and Oupeng. Once infected, attackers can intercept browser URL requests. Next, if a user happens to visit one of a number of specific URLs, the malware will deliver a spoofed website designed to capture personal financial data.

Up until now, Triada main function was to steal money via SMS messages as part of in-app purchases. However, armed with the new URL spoofing capabilities, the Triada Android malware can now intercept any URL on infected phones and entice a user to “enter credentials in a fraudulent page, or even download additional malware, without knowing he is visiting a malicious site,” wrote Oren Koriat, Check Point analyst in a research blog outlining his research.
Read more
#978 Aggressive Triada, Horde variants up mobile malware threat
#977 Malware infections by Locky, Dridex and Angler drop - but why?
#976 xDedic – the shady world of hacked servers for sale
#975 The PhotoMiner campaign
#974 Algeria blocks social media to beat exam cheats
#973 Attackers used nearly one million IPs to brute-force a financial institution
History
2017: 01 02 03 04 05
2016: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12