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Yet another wave of digital destruction is coming

7 years ago | 10414 Views

Malware fever keeps on raging, taking sophisticated forms to wreak havoc around the worldwide web. Even if your system is guarded thoroughly, you are still skating on thin ice, so you should better keep your eyes open and think twice before you make your mind to commit virtually any action.

Spanish Android users subjected to a massive Trojan attack

Reportedly Panda Security, a brand-new Trojan for Android was spread through advertising messages on Facebook. The virus penetrates the device and signs up the user to paid SMS-services, and then deletes all the messages received from fraudulent number.

A group of researchers from Panda Security discovered a massive attack aimed at Android devices exclusively. Cybercriminals published a bunch of advertising messages and promoted various mainstream applications. When a user logged into Facebook account using an Android-powered device, he could see the ad blocks promoting these applications. In accordance with Panda security, the offers were typically associated with WhatsApp service, recently acquired by Mark Zuckerberg, and a range of popular applications and games.

Banking Trojan Caphaw spread via YouTube

Another digital plague came like a thunderbolt last week; called into existence via YouTube advertising network the Caphaw Trojan nourishes interest to banking systems. The malicious spawn has been discovered by Bromium Labs experts. According to them, YouTube In-Stream ads redirect users to web-sites owned by cybercriminals that contain sets of Styx exploits.

These pages exploit vulnerabilities that on the victim’s side through launching various attacks, such as drive-by-download, thus infecting computers with Caphaw. After installation, the malware identified the Java version and launched an appropriate exploit.

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In 2013, the number of malware for Android has reached its peak
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