We found a new spyware family disguised as chat apps on a phishing website. We believe that the apps, which exhibit many cyberespionage behaviors, are initially used for a targeted attack campaign. We first came across the threat in May on the site http://gooogle.press/, which was advertising a chat app called “Chatrious.” Users can download the malicious Android application package (APK) file by clicking the download button indicated on the site.Read More
Spyware disguised itself as legitimate Android applications to steal information from users. Some malicious apps were already downloaded over 100,000 times by users from all over the world.Read More
We discovered a malware family called Maikspy — a multi-platform spyware that can steal users’ private data. The spyware targets Windows and Android users, and first posed as an adult game named after a popular U.S.-based adult film actress. Maikspy, which is an alias that combines the name of the adult film actress and spyware, has been around since 2016.
Multiple Twitter handles were found promoting the Maikspy-carrying adult games and sharing the malicious domain via short links.Read More
Crypto-ransomware is once again upping the ante with its routines. We came across one crypto-ransomware variant that’s combined with spyware—a first for crypto-ransomware. This development just comes at the heels of the discovery that ransomware has included file infection to its routines. CryptoWall 3.0 We first encountered CryptoWall as the payload of spammed messages last year. We…Read More
We noticed that there has been a spike in infections related to the malware URSNIF. The URSNIF family is known to steal information such as passwords. Spyware are always considered high risk, but these URSNIF variants can cause damage beyond info-stealing. These URSNIF variants are file-infectors—which is the cause of the noted spike in detection counts. Infection…Read More