PSA: Hackers allegedly targeting BlazBlue players with malware

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This comes following Guilty Gear Strive getting hit with different hacking issues Players who enjoy themselves some BlazBlue: Central Fiction on Steam should probably be extra careful about who they match up against right now. There are multiple reports circulating that hackers are allegedly targeting BlazBlue players with forced malware installation, which could severely compromise … Read more

ASUS & Gigabyte Motherboards With Intel Chipsets Vulnerable To CosmicStrand “UEFI Firmware Rootkit” Malware

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A new malware known as CosmicStrand has been discovered by Kaspersky which affects ASUS & Gigabyte motherboards featuring Intel chipsets. CosmicStrand “UEFI Firmware Rootkit” Malware Affects ASUS & Gigabyte’s Motherboards With Intel Chipsets, Can Completely Crash Victim Machine The report states that CosmicStrand is a type of UEFI Firmware Rootkit, a type of malware that … Read more

These 28+ Android Apps with 10 Million Downloads from the Play Store Contain Malware

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As many as 30 malicious Android apps with cumulative downloads of nearly 10 million have been found on the Google Play Store distributing adware. “All of them were built into various programs, including image-editing software, virtual keyboards, system tools and utilities, calling apps, wallpaper collection apps, and others,” Dr.Web said in a Tuesday write-up. While … Read more

New Android malware apps installed 10 million times from Google Play

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A new batch of malicious Android apps filled with adware and malware was found on the Google Play Store that have been installed close to 10 million times on mobile devices. The apps pose as image-editing tools, virtual keyboards, system optimizers, wallpaper changers, and more. However, their underlying functionality is to push intrusive ads, subscribe users … Read more

CosmicStrand UEFI malware found in Gigabyte, ASUS motherboards

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Chinese-speaking hackers have been using since at least 2016 malware that lies virtually undetected in the firmware images for some motherboards, one of the most persistent threats commonly known as a UEFI rootkit. Researchers at cybersecurity company Kaspersky called it CosmicStrand but an earlier variant of the threat was discovered by malware analysts at Qihoo360, … Read more

Even More Android Malware Was Discovered on Google Play

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Photo: tokkete (Shutterstock) Cybersecurity researchers at Zscaler ThreatLabz discovered yet another batch of Android malware that was openly available on the Google Play Store and downloaded by hundreds of thousands of users before it was removed. This group includes dozens of apps that hid three major malware strains: Joker, Facestealer, and Coper. Despite sounding like … Read more

Several New Play Store Apps Spotted Distributing Joker, Facestealer and Coper Malware

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Google has taken steps to ax dozens of fraudulent apps from the official Play Store that were spotted propagating Joker, Facestealer, and Coper malware families through the virtual marketplace. While the Android storefront is considered to be a trusted source for discovering and installing apps, bad actors have repeatedly found ways to sneak past security … Read more