New spyware is currently plaguing iOS and Android users. The Spyware seems like an extension of the extortion scheme carried over via illicit websites. The malware or rather ransomware called “Goontact.”
Earlier this month Trend Micro had discovered a new vulnerability that could be injected into Xcode projects. The new type of malware can “command and control” a target system. An interview with researchers has yielded new details about the malware and the ways in which it can pose a risk to Mac users.
It’s public knowledge by now that a Russian hacker group (known as APT28) was behind the election-time hacks in the U.S. a few months ago. A research firm has now mentioned that the same group is also behind the Mac malware that was discovered recently.
A password-stealing Instagram app that was pulled from the App Store last November has returned under new names. InstaAgent by Turker Bayram is now being offered as “Who Cares With Me – InstaDetector” and “InstaCare – Who Cares With Me” — both of which are just as malicious as the original.
Security researcher Stefan Esser a.k.a i0n1c has reported a serious security issue for jailbreakers. A malware called “Unflod Baby Panda” has been discovered on jaibroken iOS devices that is sending Apple ID and password to servers based in China.