Tag Archive: Android

Google Play Store Played Again – Tekya Clicker Hides in 24 Children’s Games and 32 Utility Apps

March 24, 2020 2:14 am

Research by Israel Wernik, Danil Golubenko , Aviran Hazum    Although Google has taken steps to secure its Play store and stop malicious activity, hackers are still finding ways to infiltrate the app store and access users’... Click to Read More

BreakingApp – WhatsApp Crash & Data Loss Bug

December 17, 2019 3:00 am

By Dikla Barda, Roman Zaikin and Yaara Shriki Background: Some of the latest news regarding WhatsApp vulnerabilities are relating to a manipulation of the WhatsApp protocol using a tool built by Check Point... Click to Read More

Agent Smith: A New Species of Mobile Malware

July 10, 2019 5:58 am

  Research by: Aviran Hazum, Feixiang He, Inbal Marom, Bogdan Melnykov, Andrey Polkovnichenko   Check Point Researchers recently discovered a new variant of mobile malware that quietly infected around 25 million devices, while... Click to Read More

ParseDroid: Targeting The Android Development & Research Community

December 4, 2017 12:00 pm

Research By: Eran Vaknin, Gal Elbaz, Alon Boxiner, Oded Vanunu   Latest research from the Check Point Research Team has revealed several vulnerabilities, that puts each and every organization that does any type... Click to Read More

ExpensiveWall: A dangerous ‘packed’ malware on Google Play that will hit you in your wallet!

September 14, 2017 6:00 am

  Check Point’s mobile threat research team identified a new variant of an Android malware that sends fraudulent premium SMS messages and charges for fake services to users’ accounts without their knowledge. According... Click to Read More

2017-8-7 Global Cyber Attack Reports

August 7, 2017 5:18 pm

  TOP ATTACKS AND BREACHES Marcus Hutchins, the British security expert who discovered WannaCry’s kill-switch back in May and consequently stopped the first wave of the attack, was arrested in the US with... Click to Read More

2017-7-31 Global Cyber Attack Reports

July 31, 2017 5:24 pm

  TOP ATTACKS AND BREACHES The Swedish government is in turmoil, with 2 ministers already having resigned, following the discovery that a government contract has led to a massive leak of nearly all... Click to Read More

How the CopyCat malware infected Android devices around the world

July 6, 2017 6:00 am

  Check Point researchers identified a mobile malware that infected 14 million Android devices, rooting approximately 8 million of them, and earning the hackers behind the campaign approximately $1.5 million in fake ad... Click to Read More

The Judy Malware: Possibly the largest malware campaign found on Google Play

May 25, 2017 6:00 am

  Check Point researchers discovered another widespread malware campaign on Google Play, Google’s official app store. The malware, dubbed “Judy”, is an auto-clicking adware which was found on 41 apps developed by a... Click to Read More

2017-4-10 Global Cyber Attack Reports

April 10, 2017 10:47 pm

TOP ATTACKS AND BREACHES A major attack that struck a popular bank in Brazil late last year has now been disclosed. For 5 hours, attackers took control of the bank’s entire DNS infrastructure,... Click to Read More