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Massive Adware Campaign Shuttered

Dark Reading

Mainly Apple iOS in-app ads were targeted, injecting malicious JavaScript code to rack up phony views

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Apps on Google Play Store with in-built Adware

CyberSecurity Insiders

Security researchers from Dr. Web have discovered in their latest study that many of the applications hosted in the Google Play Store were loaded with adware and info stealing malicious software. The post Apps on Google Play Store with in-built Adware appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders.

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Mobile Adware makes online banking services as Prime Targets

CyberSecurity Insiders

As per the document ‘Mobile Malware Evolution 2020’ document released by Kaspersky, the online banking services have become prime targets to those spreading Mobile Adware. The post Mobile Adware makes online banking services as Prime Targets appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders.

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New Adware targeting Apple MacOS run devices by evading detection

CyberSecurity Insiders

A newly found adware in the wild is seen only targeting Apple MacOS devices. And security analysts from SentinelOne argue the adware dubbed as “AdLoad” has the capabilities of stealing and snooping the infected devices. Malware Apple Adware MacOs AdLoad

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Microsoft Warns of Powerful New Adware

Dark Reading

The new adware, dubbed Adrozek, is being distributed by large, well organized threat actors, according to Microsoft research

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Malware, Adware Disguised As Minecraft Mods Infect Over 1 Million Android Devices

Adam Levin

Android users trying to install mods for the wildly popular game title Minecraft may be unintentionally installing adware and malware to their devices. The post Malware, Adware Disguised As Minecraft Mods Infect Over 1 Million Android Devices appeared first on Adam Levin.

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What Is Adware – From Nuisance to Threat

Heimadal Security

But adverts being annoying is just the surface level, some adware are highly manipulative and can act as a disguise for malicious programs. However, there are ways to recognize adware infections and mitigate […].

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Macs Still Targeted Mostly With Adware, Less With Malware

Dark Reading

The top 10 categories of digital threats on macOS are all adware programs, with only a sliver of the share of victims affected by actual malware, according to an IT management firm

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Android Users Hit with ‘Undeletable’ Adware

Threatpost

percent of Android users who were targeted with mobile malware or adware last year were left with undeletable files. Malware Mobile Security Adware Android malware malware system partition Triada trojans undeletable unwanted filesResearchers say that 14.8

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Websites Hosting Cracks Spread Malware, Adware

Trend Micro

We investigated pay-per-install (PPI) websites spreading multiple malware and adware, including CopperStealer and LNKR. Research Endpoints Articles, News, Reports Malware

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Convuster: macOS adware now in Rust

SecureList

Traditionally, most malicious objects detected on the macOS platform are adware: besides the already familiar Shlayer family , the TOP 10 includes Bnodlero, Cimpli, Adload and Pirrit adware. In our view, Convuster could have been installed by some other adware. Introduction.

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Android Adware Tied to Undeletable Malware

Dark Reading

Adware on inexpensive Android smartphone can carry additional malware and be undeletable

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Flash version distributed in China after EOL is installing adware

Zero Day

Security researchers say the Chinese Flash app is behaving lide adware and opening browser windows to show ads

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How to remove adware on an Android phone

Malwarebytes

It shouldn’t be surprising that Android devices are the targets of threats like adware and other Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). What is adware? Usually, adware hits your screen with advertisements, but some adware can be sneakier. Use adware removal tools.

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Mac Malware-Dropping Adware Gets More Dangerous

Dark Reading

The authors of UpdateAgent have tweaked it yet again — for the fifth time in less than 18 months

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Facebook ads push Android adware with 7 million installs on Google Play

Bleeping Computer

Several adware apps promoted aggressively on Facebook as system cleaners and optimizers for Android devices are counting millions of installations on Google Play store. [.].

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New Industrial Spy stolen data market promoted through cracks, adware

Bleeping Computer

Threat actors have launched a new marketplace called Industrial Spy that sells stolen data from breached companies, promoting the site through adware and software cracks. [.].

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What is adware?

SiteLock

Adware, short for advertising supported software, is a type of unwanted software designed to put advertisements on your screen. While there are presentations of Adware that can pose potential security risks, the main problem with Adware is that it’s a nuisance: inhibiting your […]. The post What is adware? It can occur on a computer, mobile phone, or another electronic device.

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Experts Uncover 350 Browser Extension Variants Used in ABCsoup Adware Campaign

The Hacker News

A malicious browser extension with 350 variants is masquerading as a Google Translate add-on as part of an adware campaign targeting Russian users of Google Chrome, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox browsers.

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DealPly adware abuses reputation services to remain under the radar

Security Affairs

Malware researchers from enSilo have spotted a new variant of the DealPly adware that uses a new method to avoid detection. Researchers from enSilo have discovered a new variant of the modular DealPly adware that abuses the reputation services provided by Microsoft’s SmartScreen ( aka Windows Defender SmartScreen ) and McAfee’s WebAdvisor to avoid detection. Let’s see in detail how the DealPly adware abuses the reputation services.

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Mobile Adware Booms, Online Banks Become Prime Target for Attacks

Threatpost

A snapshot of the 2020 mobile threat landscape reveals major shifts toward adware and threats to online banks. Malware Mobile Security Vulnerabilities

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Adware Hidden in Android Apps Downloaded More Than 440 Million Times

Dark Reading

The heavily obfuscated adware was found in 238 different apps on Google Play

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Adware Found in 75 Apps on Google Play and App Store

Heimadal Security

The post Adware Found in 75 Apps on Google Play and App Store appeared first on Heimdal Security Blog. In a recent investigation, security researchers have discovered 75 applications on Google Play and other ten on Apple’s App Store that are engaged in ad fraud.

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Google Play Boots 85 Malicious Adware Apps

Threatpost

Mobile Security Web Security ad Adware Android app google play malicious app scamOnce downloaded, the fake apps hide themselves on the victim’s device and continue to show a full-screen ad every 15 minutes.

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Industrial Spy, a New Stolen Data Market Is Advertised via Adware and Cracks

Heimadal Security

The post Industrial Spy, a New Stolen Data Market Is Advertised via Adware and Cracks appeared first on Heimdal Security Blog.

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Popular Mac App Adware Doctor Actually Acts Like Spyware

WIRED Threat Level

Adware Doctor has long been one of the top-selling apps in the Mac App Store. But researchers say it harvested browsing data, and sent it to China. Security

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New Variant of UpdateAgent Malware Infects Mac Computers with Adware

The Hacker News

Microsoft on Wednesday shed light on a previously undocumented Mac trojan that it said has underwent several iterations since its first appearance in September 2020, effectively granting it an "increasing progression of sophisticated capabilities."

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Adware, Trojans Hit Education Sector Hard

Dark Reading

Students continue to be weak links for schools and universities, according to data from security firm Malwarebytes

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Mac Attackers Remain Focused Mainly on Adware, Fooling Users

Dark Reading

Despite reports that Macs have encountered more threats than Windows systems, the platform still sees far fewer exploits and malware - including ransomware

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ThreatList: Apple Adware, Phishing, APT Attacks Threaten macOS Users

Threatpost

Malware Most Recent ThreatLists Web Security 2019 Adware apple APT attacks first half is it safer Kaspersky Lazarus Group macOS malware Phishing shlayer the reportTelemetry for the first half of the year shows that Apple's ecosystem is firmly in cybercriminals' sights.

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'SimBad': Android Adware Hits 210 Apps with 150M Downloads

Dark Reading

Google has removed infected applications from the Google Play store after a form of adware potentially affected millions of users

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Trending “Fireball” Adware Raises Botnet Concerns

SiteLock

Earlier this week, security researchers reported on a trending adware infection known as Fireball. The Fireball adware is being distributed via freeware software installers through a method known as bundling.

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Adware-Ridden Apps in Google Play Infect 30 Million Android Users

Threatpost

Mobile Security Web Security Adware Android facebook ad google google play Infections malicious app malwareGoogle Play has removed up to 50 apps that once downloaded plagued systems with full-screen ads.

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Macs See More Adware, Unwanted Apps Than PCs

Dark Reading

The latest data from Malwarebytes show the average Mac sees almost twice as many bad apps as Windows systems, but actual malware continues to be scarce

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Cybercriminals now using malware and adware to exploit virtual meeting apps

Tech Republic Security

Skype is the most targeted app with 120,000 suspicious files exploiting its name, according to security provider Kaspersky

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Adware found on Google Play — PDF Reader servicing up full screen ads

Malwarebytes

As a result, this aggressive behavior lands it in the realm of adware. Catching the adware. Catching this adware in real time is a game of install and wait. It is only when the ads start displaying outside the app at random that this qualifies as adware.

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Lifeline Assistance Phone Users Targeted with ‘Uninstallable’ Adware

Threatpost

Malware Mobile Security Adups Adware Android hiddenads lifeline assistance pre-installed malware trojan dropper UMX U686CL uninstallable malware Virgin MobileA Virgin Mobile-branded phone distributed by Assurance Wireless to low-income U.S. citizens has a trojan pre-installed that can download additional malware.

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ICEPick-3PC: A Sophisticated Adware That Collects Data En Masse

Threatpost

Malware Mobile Security Privacy Adware Code Injection data harvesting follow on attacks icepic-3pc Malware analysis private ip third-party toolsResearchers think an organized crime gang is running the massive campaigns, prepping for large-scale follow-on attacks on Android users.

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Adware Spreads via Fake TikTok App, Laptop Offers

Threatpost

Cybercriminals are encouraging users to send the "offers" via WhatsApp to their friends as well. Malware Mobile Security Web Security

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Adware Is the Malware You Should Actually Be Worried About

WIRED Threat Level

For all the attention on sophisticated nation-state attacks, the malware that’s most likely to hit your phone is much more mundane. Security Security / Security News

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Google Removes Adware-Laced Kids' Apps From Play Store

WIRED Threat Level

After over a million downloads, the Tekya-infected Android offerings are finally on ice. Security Security / Security News

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Adware on Google Play and Apple Store installed 13 million times

Bleeping Computer

Security researchers have discovered 75 applications on Google Play and another ten on Apple's App Store engaged in ad fraud. Collectively, they add to 13 million installations. [.]. Security

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New Adware Discovered in 22 Apps in Google Play

Dark Reading

The 'LightsOut' adware is found is flashlight and utility apps, which have been downloaded between 1.5 million to 7.5 million times

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