Android malware spreading through Google’s AdSense network

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Neowin.net | Justin Luna Aug 16, 2016

A group of security researchers have recently discovered a new strain of malware targeting the Android operating system by Google, which also uses its advertising network AdSense to spread itself.

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Hackers break into Telegram, revealing 15 million users’ phone numbers

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 REUTERS | venturebeat.com | AUGUST 2, 2016 10:15 AM

(Reuters) — Iranian hackers have compromised more than a dozen accounts on the Telegram instant messaging service and identified the phone numbers of 15 million Iranian users, the largest known breach of the encrypted communications system, cyber researchers told Reuters.

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Is Zepto ransomware the new Locky?

zeptoPaul Ducklin | 05 JUL 2016 | nakedsecurity.sophos.com | Graham Chantry, Fraser Howard and Benjamin Humphrey of SophosLabs 

Beware the latest arrival on the ransomware scene: Zepto. It’s very similar to the well-known Locky malware, and the consequences of an attack are the same: your files end up scrambled, at which point the crooks offer to sell you the decryption key.

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In China, fears that Pokemon GO may aid locating military bases

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Reuters.com | PAUL CARSTEN | Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:11am EDT

Not everyone loves Pokemon GO, the mobile game that has become an instant hit around the world since a limited release just a week ago.

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DroidJack Uses Side-Load…It’s Super Effective! Backdoored Pokemon GO Android App Found

 

Proofpoint.com | Thursday, July 7, 2016 – 18:30

Overview

Pokemon GO is the first Pokemon game sanctioned by Nintendo for iOS and Android devices. The augmented reality game was first released in Australia and New Zealand on July 4th and users in other regions quickly clamored for versions for their devices. It was released on July 6th in the US, but the rest of the world will remain tempted to find a copy outside legitimate channels. To that end, a number of publications have provided tutorials for “side-loading” the application on Android. However, as with any apps installed outside of official app stores, users may get more than they bargained for.

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Ransomware scum target corporate Office 365 users in 0-day campaign

Theregister.co.uk | Richard Chirgwin | 28 Jun 2016 at 03:30

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It’s 2016, and Microsoft Office macros are still a viable infection vector: security outfit Avanan says it’s spotted a week-long, large-scale malware attack against Office 365 users.

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Microsoft Office 365 hit with massive Cerber ransomware attack, report

office365logoweb_1003666Scmagazine.com | Doug Olenick, Online Editor |  June 27, 2016

Millions of Microsoft Office 365 users were potentially exposed to a massive zero-day Cerber ransomware attack last week that not only included a ransom note, but an audio warning informing victims that their files were encrypted.

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