Report: Second quarter dominated by ransomware outbreaks

The second quarter of 2017 left the security world wondering, “What the hell happened?” With leaks of government-created exploits being deployed against users in the wild, a continued sea of ransomware constantly threatening our ability to work online, and the lines between malware and potentially unwanted programs continuing to blur, every new incident was a wakeup call.In this report, we are going to discuss some of the most important trends, tactics, and attacks of Q2 2017, including an update on ransomware, what is going on with all these exploits, and a special look at all the breaches that happened this quarter.

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The Grey Side of Mobile Advertising

Grey hats do their work in between the good and the malicious sides of computing and often push the limits of maliciousness when it comes to making a quick buck.

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Keeping a Secure Mobile Device

It’s easy to protect your mobile device from malware with the various anti-virus and anti-malware apps (such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile!), but what do you do if someone stole your phone?

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Infected HTML Files Bundled in Android Apps

File infectors can be very destructive to a victims PC, typically they search the file system for certain file types to infect. We’re starting to see them now in the Google Play Store.

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Mobile advertisers use malware tricks to get installs

Deceptive advertising targeting Android users is an effective way of getting malware installed, but now some advertisers are using it to get paid through pay-per-install schemes.

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Android features used maliciously

The majority of Android malware doesn’t need any special ‘magic’ to behave maliciously, they use existing functionality to attack users, functionality available to all developers.

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How to remove Koler ransomware from Android

Researchers discover a new Android ransomware dubbed Koler. Here’s how to remove it from your Android device without having to pay the ransom.

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Scam Virus Shield app top paid app in Play Store

An app claiming to be an antivirus solution climbed the charts as a top paid app in the Play Store. After a week of news regarding Android not attracting developers because they aren’t able to earn money, this app, Virus Shield was able to get thousands of purchases in a short amount of time —…

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Digital Coin Miners getting help from Play Store presence

Digital coin miners have secretly made their way into the Google Play Store.

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Fake Tor app in the iOS App Store

Fake Tor Browser containing adware still up on iOS app store.

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