Author: Fernando Ruiz

Fernando Ruiz

The McAfee Labs Mobile Malware Research team found early this week on Google Play a set of malware published by the developer account ValerySoftware: Each one of these apps have been downloaded and installed up to 500 times, which means up to 3,000 devices could be infected by this threat. Some characteristics of this malware: […]

Recently the McAfee Labs Mobile Malware Research team found a sample of ransomware for Android with botnet capabilities and a web-based control panel service. The malware is running on a legitimate cloud service provider. The payload of this malware can encrypt a victim’s files, steal SMS messages, and block access to the device. In this […]

El equipo de investigación de Malware para dispositivos móviles de Intel Security recientemente descubrió una campaña activa de SMS phishing dirigida a usuarios de iOS a quienes se les alerta que su cuenta de Apple ha sido temporalmente bloqueada con la intención de engañarlos para redirigirlos a un sitio falso donde se les solicita ingresen […]

Recently the Mobile Malware Research Team of Intel Security found on Google Play a new campaign of Android/Clicker.G in dozens of published malicious apps. This threat targets Russians but the apps are accessible worldwide. The attackers lure their victims with apps associated with health care, sports, food, games, and many other topics. Some of the […]

When developers are unaware of security they open the door to threats against their customers and users. We are not just talking about exploitable vulnerabilities in their code, but about something much more obvious than that. Here is the curious case of an Android application on Google Play that contains some traces of malware, but […]