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Chat apps and common cloud file-sharing software are being used in cyber espionage attacks specifically targeting individuals involved with aiding North Korean defectors.
The FakeApp trojan has returned with new tricks to stop users noticing they've been duped.
Brazilian firms are the latest targets in a spam campaign delivering CHM help files hiding links to bank Trojans.
This is your phone on mining software.

Any questions?
At the end of September, Palo Alto released a report on Unit42 activity where they – among other things – talked about PYLOT malware. We have been detecting attacks that have employed the use of this backdoor since at least 2015 and refer to it as Travle.

Coincidentally, KL was recently involved in an investigation of a successful attack where Travle was detected, during which we conducted a deep analysis of this malware.
Loapi found in smut apps, fake virus scanners Kaspersky researchers have turned up a strain of malware lurking in adult content and fake virus scanners, and it can run a victim's Android mobe so hard they might suffer physical damage.…

Jack of all trades

Among this array of threats we found a rather interesting sample – Trojan.AndroidOS.Loapi.

This Trojan boasts a complicated modular architecture that means it can conduct a variety of malicious activities: mine cryptocurrencies, annoy users with constant ads, launch DDoS attacks from the affected device and much more.
Researchers at Secureworks say trojan malware is being distributed in phishing emails using the lure of a fake job advert
Six years's porridge.

Dridex not a laundry soap btw; it's a Trojan An employee of Barclays Bank who laundered thousands of pounds on behalf of Moldovan cybercriminals was sentenced to six years and four months in prison yesterday.…

Still Stealing

Two years ago we published a blogpost about a popular malware that was being distributed from the Google Play Store.
In October and November 2017 we found 85 new malicious apps on Google Play that are stealing credentials for VK.com
Popular malware updates have highlighted a growing trend in targeting Bitcoin stashes.