Malware

A group of hackers, known for creating the BlackRock and ERMAC Android banking trojans, has released another malware named Hook. Hook can be rented for $7,000 per month and has new abilities to access files on an infected device and create a remote interactive session. ThreatFabric, a cybersecurity firm, has described Hook as a new version of the ERMAC malware and includes all the capabilities...

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Let's start with one of the most pressing questions. What exactly is ransomware? Ransomware is a piece of malicious software designed to infect a computer and then block user access until a ransom is paid. For many years, various ransomware versions have been identified, and most often they try to extort money from victims by showing an on-screen alert. How does ransomware operate? One of the more common tactics used...

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In a previous guide, we’ve covered the elusive topic of iPhone malware: if it exists or not and how to handle it if you’re among the few users to get infected with one of its versions. When it comes to Android malware, things are much simpler: everyone knows that numerous forms of Android malware exist, so there’s no need to establish its existence first. But since...

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iPhone malware tends to be rarer overall compared to the malware strains which are targeting Android-based smartphones. That’s because iPhones are more expensive and thus benefit from better protection, updates and support from Apple, the company which issues them.   But although not so common, iPhone malware is not unheard of. Furthermore, the strains of malware which do manage to infect iPhones are all the more dangerous,...

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