Pre-installed auto installer threat found on Android mobile devices in Germany

Gigaset mobile devices contain an Update app which is a pre-installed system app infected with Android/PUP.Riskware.Autoins.Redstone.

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Who is to blame for the malicious Barcode Scanner that got on the Google Play store?

LavaBird claims it was not them who is responsible for uploading malicious versions of Barcode Scanner, but an account named The space team.

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Cyberpunk 2077 developer hit by ransomware

As if they didn’t have enough to deal with already, CD PROJEKT RED, makers of Cyberpunk 2077, have fallen victim to a targeted ransomware attack.

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Barcode Scanner app on Google Play infects 10 million users with one update

In a single update, a popular barcode scanner app that had been on Google Play for years turned into malware.

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We found yet another phone with pre-installed malware via the Lifeline Assistance program

We discovered yet another phone model with pre-installed malware provided from the Lifeline Assistance program via Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile.

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Android Trojan xHelper uses persistent re-infection tactics: here’s how to remove

A new variant of the Android Trojan xHelper re-infects just hours after removal—and with the help of Google PLAY?! A forum user helps us investigate.

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United States government-funded phones come pre-installed with unremovable malware

A US-funded government assistance program is selling budget-friendly mobile phones that come pre-installed with unremovable malicious apps. Malwarebytes Labs investigates the malware’s origins.

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Stealthy new Android malware poses as ad blocker, serves up ads instead

Since its discovery less than a month ago, a stealthy new Android malware has already been detected on over 500 devices, and it’s on the rise. Learn how this clever threat pretends to be an ad blocker and then hides itself on mobile devices, all while serving up tons of ads.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Android Trojan raises xHelper

Since its introduction in May 2019, the xHelper dropper, an Android Trojan, has climbed to our top 10 list of most detected mobile malware.

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A week in security (December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019)

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 31, 2018 to January 6, 2019, including fresh breaches in the New Year, mobile malware, GandCrab, and how we remembered 2018.

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