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South Korea and Taiwan also are on the top 20 list of global markets that saw the most bot traffic last year, while China was the third most common origin of malicious traffic, behind leader United States and Russia.

Leaking ads

We found that because of third-party SDKs many popular apps are exposing user data to the internet, with advertising SDKs usually to blame.

They collect user data so they can show relevant ads, but often fail to protect that data when sending it to their servers.
The company is also using its processorsrsquo; performance monitoring to detect malicious code.
Attackers pushing mobile surveillance-ware are stepping up their game.
Researchers said three apps used to surveil Middle East targets were booted from the Google Play marketplace.
In March 2018, Japanese media reported the hijacking of DNS settings on routers located in Japan, redirecting users to malicious IP addresses.

The redirection led to the installation of Trojanized applications named facebook.apk and chrome.apk that contained Android Trojan-Banker.

During our research we received some invaluable information about the true scale of this attack, we decided to call it ‘Roaming Mantisrsquo;.
A new attack dropping the Quant Loader Trojan bypasses scanners and sandboxes.

APT Trends report Q1 2018

In the second quarter of 2017, Kasperskyrsquo;s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) began publishing summaries of the quarterrsquo;s private threat intelligence reports in an effort to make the public aware of the research we have been conducting.

This report serves as the next installment, focusing on the relevant activities that we observed during Q1 2018.
Privacy advocates are up in arms after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said most of the two billion users of the social network may have had their data scraped by malicious actors using a reverse search tool.
Alt-currency's value tumbles amid malicious mining mishaps The Verge cryptocurrency has seen its value drop by 25 per cent after hackers exploiting a bug in the alt-coin's software forced its developers to hit the reset button and hard-fork the currenc...
Some of the malicious mining apps found in the Google Play store have been downloaded over 100,000 times.
Rar! That's a scary bug A remote-code execution vulnerability in Windows Defender – a flaw that can be exploited by malicious .rar files to run malware on PCs – has been traced back to an open-source archiving tool Microsoft adopted for its own use.… ...