Millions of Android devices abused by UltimaSMS Adware Scam

The UltimaSMS Adware scam is abusing Android apps to subscribe users to premium SMS services that charge up to $40/month depending on their mobile carrier and geographic location. Avast researchers…

UltimaSMS Subscription Fraud Campaign Targeted Android Users

The campaign was detected by Avast researchers, who dubbed it ‘UltimaSMS’, and also reported 80 related applications on the Google Play Store. Despite the fact that Google promptly deleted the applications,…

Millions of Android Users Scammed in SMS Fraud Driven by Tik-Tok Ads

UltimaSMS leverages at least 151 apps that have been downloaded collectively more than 10 million times, to extort money through a fake premium SMS subscription service. Threat actors are using…

Google reports new highs for governments requesting content to be removed

Google issued its Content Removal Transparency Report for the first half of 2021, and warned it has continued to see a rising trend in requests from governments, as they pass…

Hacker Exploits an Old Microsoft Office Vulnerability to Deliver RATs

Cybersecurity researchers have recently come across an unknown threat actor conducting a crimeware operation in which it attacks organizations in India and Afghanistan using political and government-themed malicious domains. As…

Geriatric Microsoft Bug Exploited by APT Using Commodity RATs

Disguised as an IT firm, the APT is hitting targets in Afghanistan & India, exploiting a 20-year-old+ Microsoft Office bug that’s as potent as it is ancient. An APT described…

The King is Dead, Long Live MyKings! (Part 1 of 2)

Avast –  Avast –  MyKings is a long-standing and relentless botnet which has been active from at least 2016. Since then it has spread and extended its infrastructure so much…

Amnesty Intl. accuses Indian cyber security firm of spyware attacks

According to Amnesty International, it found evidence that attackers testing the spyware were using the IP address of Indian cyber security firm Innefu Labs. Amnesty International has accused an Indian…

12 years jail for man who unlocked phones, defrauded AT&T of $200m

By Deeba Ahmed According to the US DoJ, Fahd remotely unlocked phones belonging to AT&T despite knowing that an investigation was launched against him. This is a post from HackRead.com…

AT&T Phone-Unlocking Malware Ring Costs Carrier $200M

Threat Post –  Threat Post –  With the help of malicious insiders, a fraudster was able to install malware and remotely divorce iPhones and other handsets from the carrier’s U.S.…