Tag Archives: malware

Android Malware Targets 232 Banking Apps Including Indian Banks: Quick Heal

HIGHLIGHTS Malware is known as Android.banker.A9480 Android banking trojan steals login ID, password, SMS, contact lists Not only banking apps, but cryptocurrency apps affected too An Android malware is reportedly targeting over 232 banking apps including a few banks in India. The Trojan malware, named ‘Android.banker.A9480’, is designed to steal personal data from users, Quick Heal Security Labs reports. Similar to other banking malware, ... Read More »

CCleaner hacked with malware: What you need to know

It seems that CCleaner, one of PCWorld’s recommendations for the best free software for new PCs, might not have been keeping your PC so clean after all. In an in-depth probe of the popular optimization and scrubbing software, Cisco Talos has discovered a malicious bit of code injected by hackers that could have affected more than 2 million users who downloaded the most recent ... Read More »

Mac malware caught silently spying on computer users

Mac users typically think they’re immune to malware. But a new strain used for spying reminds us even Macs can be compromised. Researchers have found an unusual piece of malware, called FruitFly, that’s been infecting some Mac computers for years. FruitFly operates quietly in the background, spies on users through the computer’s camera, captures images of what’s displayed on the ... Read More »

How to remove malware from your Windows PC

Updated June 20, 2017: We’ve updated our links for suggested anti-virus programs, and have slightly adjusted our instructions to address program updates in Malwarebytes. Is your computer running slower than usual? Are you getting lots of pop-ups? Have you seen other weird problems crop up? If so, your PC might be infected with a virus, spyware, or other malware—even if ... Read More »

Over 100 Android Apps on Google Play Found to Be Infected With Windows Malware

HIGHLIGHTS 132 apps were found infected with malware The security firm traced the infected apps to a common location Malware were downloaded from domains that have been disabled Android has been known to suffer malware attacks from time to time. Just recently in December, it was reported that a malware called ‘Gooligan’ breached accounts of more than a million users. ... Read More »

BitTorrent client is found distributing Mac-based malware

A popular BitTorrent client called Transmission has again been found distributing Mac-based malware, months after it was used to spread a strand of ransomware. Researchers at security firm ESET have been following a malware called OSX/Keydnap, which can steal passwords, and noticed that it was spreading through Transmission’s official site. Somehow, a version of the BitTorrent client containing the malware ... Read More »