Android banking trojans had their most productive year to date in 2020, a year during which they more than doubled the number of apps they targeted for data theft.
Cyber-security agencies in Germany and the UK warned the general public this month about a spike in SMS spam messages spreading the Flubot Android malware.
The official client for APKPure, the second-largest Android app store after the Google Play Store, was compromised with malware this week, three security firms said on Friday.
A security firm said this week it found malware on Huawei’s official Android app store, the AppGallery. Russian antivirus maker Dr.Web said it found ten apps from three developers that were infected with Joker, a type of Android malware that subscribes users to premium phone services in a tactic known as WAP fraud.
Despite having its operations publicly exposed in the mid-2010s, a Chinese malware gang has not faced any legal consequences for their actions and has continued to operate undisturbed, spreading Android banking trojans inside South Korea.
Catalan police arrested four suspects last week on suspicion of managing FluBot, an Android malware strain that infected at least 60,000 devices, with most victims located in Spain. Four men, aged between 19 and 27, were arrested in Barcelona on Tuesday, March 2.
In the span of just two months, a new Android malware strain named FluBot has infected more than 60,000 devices, with 97% of the victims located in Spain. First spotted at the start of the year by security firm ThreatFabric (under the name of Cabassous), FluBot’s inner workings were described in a report published today by Swiss security firm PRODAFT…