A week in security (Sep 04 – Sep 10)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from September 4th to September 10th. This week, we talked about a fake Pokémon Go app, a Mac OSX junk app, and some new Google Safe Browsing updates.

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Shakti Trojan: Technical Analysis

Recently, we took a look at the interesting Trojan found by Bleeping Computer. Our small investigation on its background and possible attribution has led us to the conclusion that this threat is in reality not new – probably it has been designed in 2012 for the purpose of corporate espionage operations. Yet it escaped from…

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Shakti Trojan: Document Thief

Recently, Bleeping Computer published a short article about an unrecognized Trojan that grabs documents from the attacked computer and uploads them into a malicious server. Looking at the characteristics of the tool, we suspect that it has been prepared for the purpose of corporate espionage. So far, no AV has given any meaningful identification to this malware—it is detected under generic names. Since not much is known about its internals, we decided to take a closer look.

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Malware uses Google Talk to make malicious phone calls

We found a new piece of mobile malware using Google Talk to make your phone make unwarranted and malicious outgoing calls.

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Android Trojan FakeApp masquerading as legitimate

A variant of Android/Trojan.FakeApp is stealing the identities of popular applications (apps) such as TrueCaller and Torque Pro. As soon as the FakeApp is installed a shortcut with an icon stolen from one of these popular apps is created, and a notification pops up. The notification also appears whenever the shortcut icon is clicked.

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