Android Trojans Infect APKPure and Huawei App Stores

Two new active and aggressive Android Trojan variants have been discovered in the wild, impacting users taking advantage of two alternatives, non-Google Play app stores (“third-party” app stores). The discoveries are examples of how malware can spread through other sources outside of Google Play, and highlight the importance of sideloading detection, on-device malware detection, and … Read More

Top 5 Mobile Security Stories of a Crazy 2020

2020 has been crazy… to say the least.  But in many ways, 2020 has thrust a huge spotlight on something we’ve known for quite some time – – mobile threats are real and mobile devices and apps need protection. It truly is crazy how many stories we’ve seen – and the year isn’t over yet … Read More

Joker is No Laughing Matter: 64 New Variants Discovered in Less Than a Month

As part of Google’s App Defense Alliance, Zimperium helps make the Android ecosystem safer by processing all apps before they reach Google Play. However, malicious applications can find their way to user’s devices through third party stores, sideloaded applications and malicious websites that trick users into downloading and installing apps.  In this blog we will: … Read More

Threat Advisory: BlackRock Mobile Malware

What is it? BlackRock – an advanced Android malware derived from Xeres malware – evades detection and steals login credentials or credit card data from 337 different mobile banking, shopping, lifestyle, and video apps. BlackRock was disclosed in July 2020 by ThreatFabric. The Zimperium z9 engine had begun detecting early variants of BlackRock in the … Read More