Posts Tagged 'android'

One of the most common methods for distributing PC malware is the use of email spam messages that pose as tracking notifications from popular delivery companies such as DHL Express, FedEx, or UPS. The reason for this popularity is the malware’s effectiveness. Most of the time the victim receiving the message can’t resist opening the […]

As a society, we like I.D. cards. They are the manifestation of our trust that a person is who they say they are and that, yes, bartender, the possessor is old enough to enjoy a glass of cognac. But sometimes those I.D.s aren’t right. Sometimes they’re manipulated into stating things that aren’t true of the […]

Online scammers are always seeking to trick victims into paying money. Sports betting is a common lure for online scams to attract those who enjoy the thrill of gambling on sports. Usually these scammers use email or SMS messages to invite careless victims to such services. McAfee Labs has recently found many suspicious Android apps […]

As a supplement to the next McAfee Labs Threats Report, which will appear next month, we offer this timeline of leading cybercrime events that made news in the first quarter of 2014. January 2: A systems administrator at the Monju fast breeder reactor facility in Japan notices suspicious connections emanating from a machine in the […]

Mobile banking Trojans have usually pretended to be security applications (for example, Zitmo) or legitimate banking apps (FakeToken or FkSite a.k.a. Perkele) to trick users into installing the malware. These apps steal incoming SMS messages that could contain mTANs (Mobile Transaction Authentication Numbers) used as two-factor authentication to allow Internet transactions. Now, however, it seems that […]