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Malware (malicious software) is a collective name for any software intentionally designed to harm and exploit a server, computer, network, or client. Malware is typically created by hackers and consists of code created to damage systems and data or gain unauthorized access to a network. It can be delivered via a link or file over email or social media. There are several types of malware, such as viruses, worms, spyware, trojans, adware, ransomware, etc.
Avast found out more than 200 fraudulent fleeceware apps with hidden subscriptions on the App Store and Google Play. SensorTower estimated that such apps had been downloaded more than 1 billion times and generated over $400 million in revenue.
Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and others are social media platforms that offer a unique place for communication. But the truth is that you need to be careful even on social media since many scammers live and prosper there.
This kind of fraud is also called sextortion, and it involves hackers threatening people to share videos of them allegedly watching porn in case people don’t pay them money.
The software for mobile platforms will be aimed at preventing phishing attacks and malware among employees who can accidentally reveal their sensitive data.
In its blog, the company talked about the three most complicated phishing attacks that were detected this year.
On Friday the 27th, German State Criminal Police Office reported that German security agencies managed to shut down the data center located in a NATO-bunker, Rhineland-Palatinate, used for criminal acts in the Darknet.