Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, learn about an adware that disguised itself as different apps and monitors mobile devices. Also, learn more about the different ransomware attacks Trend Micro has been tracking.
This adware discovered by Trend Micro is capable of displaying full-screen ads, hiding itself, monitoring a device’s screen unlocking functionality, and running in the mobile device’s background.
Some Redditors have been locked out of their accounts over a mysterious security problem that the internet forum’s admins have blamed on people reusing old passwords.
A 20-year-old man has admitted to police that he was behind the recent data breach that exposed the personal data and documents of almost 1,000 German politicians and public figures online.
If you’re still unsure what tech support scams are, and how you can protect yourself, this handy guide will tell you everything you need to know.
As business decision-makers look to the year ahead, it is critical to address existing and new cyber security concerns. To help with that process, Chubb has launched its first annual cyber security predictions, which focus on the top risks in 2019 and beyond.
Researchers at Trend Micro discovered 85 apps that were pushing adware designed to squeeze money out of around 9 million affected Android users.
Trend Micro has been following MongoLock ransomware attacks that demands a payment of 0.1 bitcoin from victims within 24 hours to retrieve the files allegedly saved in the cybercriminals’ servers.
With consumers becoming more alert about their digital rights and privacy, Android phone users have begun to question Samsung’s deal to sell phones with a permanent version of Facebook.
OXO International, a maker of kitchen utensils, and Discountmugs.com, which sells a variety of kitchenware promotional materials, each reported attacks this week.
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