ONEPLUS smartphone confirms up to 40,000 customers paid hefty price for credit card breach
Popular smartphone brand OnePlus has confirmed that up to 40,000 customers have been affected by a nefarious credit card breach. This latest embarrassing news for the Chinese brand became public several days after OnePlus shuts down credit card processing after receiving complaints from customers about fraudulent charges landing on their cards.
New Android Spyware found that can steal WhatsApp Messages
A new Android spyware has been found that has the ability to steal WhatsApp messages via Accessibility Services and connect to any infected device via Wi-Fi networks controlled by hackers. Dubbed as “Skygofree”, the malware is claimed to have been found on malicious websites in Italy and is likely to be an offensive security product sold by an Italy-based IT company that markets various surveillance wares.
British hacker arrested for selling malware
A British computer hacker Alex Bessell, 21, of Aigburth, Liverpool, was convicted at Birmingham Crown Court launching thousands of cyber-attacks against firms, including Pokemon, Google and Skype and also for money laundering. He created his own business, called Aiobuy, on the deep web (an area of the internet search engines cannot find) and sold malware worth more than £50,000 which allowed users to spread viruses conduct attacks and steal data.
Google pays researcher record $112500 for Android flaw
Google has rewarded $112,500 (Rs 71.83 lakh) to a developer Guang Gong, from the Alpha Team at Qihoo 360 Technology for reporting a serious Android bug. This is the highest reward offered by the Google in its history. The exploit chain he found includes two bugs: CVE-2017-5116 and CVE-2017-14904. The first is a V8 engine bug used to get remote code execution in the sandboxed Chrome render process.
Data-stealing spyware ‘traced to Lebanon’
Dark Caracal is a spyware system that uses malicious fake apps to impersonate legitimate popular apps like Signal and WhatsApp. This is a very large, global campaign, focused on mobile devices. Mobile is the future of spying because phones are full of so much data about a person’s day-to-day life.