Tag Archives: Malware

Petya variants behind the global ransomware outbreak: here’s what we know so far

Source: Sophos Naked Security Editor’s note: Sophos customers can follow the technical updates in this Knowledge Base Article, which includes a list of the variants we’re detecting and blocking. This article will also be updated as new details emerge. SophosLabs has determined that new variants of Petya ransomware (also known as GoldenEye) are behind the massive online outbreak that spread across Europe, Russia,… Read More »

Chrome bug that lets sites secretly record you ‘not a flaw’, insists Google

Source: Sophos-Naked Security Remember last year’s Google Chrome bug that gave pirates a way to steal streaming movies? Well, we’re ready for our closeup, Mr DeMille! This time, we’re potentially the stars of hackers’ movies: there’s a Google Chrome “bug” (depending on who you ask) that allows sites to surreptitiously record audio and visual, all without an indicator… Read More »

Avoid Star Hop and Candy Link in Google Play

Why you should avoid Star Hop and Candy Link in Google Play Source: Sophos When you see them in Google Play, Star Hop and Candy Link look like a couple of harmless games. But they hide malware that can switch on the wifi on your Android device’s and pummel you with spam. SophosLabs researchers uncovered the apps – which have… Read More »

Malicious browser extensions are hijacking Facebook accounts

Source: Help Net Security “Facebook users – especially those in Brazil – are being targeted with malicious browser extensions trying to hijack Facebook profiles, warns Microsoft. So far, only Chrome and Firefox extensions have been spotted. Once installed, they try to update themselves, and they pick up a configuration file containing a list of commands (“Like” a page,… Read More »

Font apps on Google Play deliver spyware

Source: Help Net Security “Everybody should know by now that downloading apps from Google Play is not as safe as we all would like. Admittedly, the probability of downloading malware is much smaller than on third party online Android markets, but it still exists. Webroot researchers have recently unearthed two apps that install additional fonts on an Android… Read More »