Posts in "Threat Research"

Zimperium Global Threat Report – Q3 2017

Zimperium has released it’s latest summary report on mobile threats seen at its customers. The latest report summarizes mobile threats recorded from July 1 to September 30, 2017, for device risks, network threats, and app malware, click bots, and privacy abuse. Data in the “Zimperium Global Threat Report” is initiated by Zimperium’s mobile security and mobile threat defense … Read More

Fake WhatsApp… and the Real Malware zLabs Discovered

On November 3, 2017, some users of Reddit noticed two WhatsApp applications with the same developer name “WhatsApp Inc.” and started to investigate what looked like a fake update for the WhatsApp application. They quickly realized that the application has been downloaded more than one million times. As a part of Zimperium’s zLabs research team, … Read More

Clicking Bot Applications

Cyber crime, like any crime, has its motives; each malware has its own malicious profit. Spyware spies on you. Ransomware demands a ransom to decrypt your private digital data. Phishing Malware phishes for your username, password or account numbers. Installation-fraud achieves fake software installations. Ad fraud fraudulently represents online advertisement impressions, clicks, conversion or data … Read More

Detecting DoubleLocker Ransomware

What is DoubleLocker? Security researchers at ESET discovered a new ransomware infecting Android phones called DoubleLocker. DoubleLocker is an exploit that encrypts data on the infected device and then changes the device PIN to a random number. Victims remain locked out of their device unless they pay a ransom to the hackers. DoubleLocker spreads in the very same way … Read More

Detecting KRACK Man in the Middle Attacks

What is KRACK? KRACK (Key Reinstallation attaCKs, KRACKs) is a serious weakness in the WPA2 protocol. WPA2 secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks including those used by smartphones. Attackers within physical range of a Wi-Fi network can exploit protocol weaknesses by using key reinstallation attacks. The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks and … Read More