The developer(s) of an Android adware family named GhostClicker has managed to sneak his malware on the official Google Play Store on several occasions, hiding it in as much as 340 mundane Android apps.
Six more developers have had their Chrome extensions hijacked in the past four months, according to new evidence surfaced yesterday by Proofpoint researcher Kafeine.
A new family of Mac adware is bound to cause some headaches to infected victims, as the only way to remove it and its secondary payloads is by reinstalling macOS from scratch, according to the expert opinion of Patrick Wardle, Director of Research at Synack and a well-known Mac malware researcher.
The developer of a very popular Google Chrome extension has regained access over his tool after an unknown hacker had managed to hijack his developer account and push a malicious version that contained adware.
Over 500,000 users have had their computers infected with a stealthy malware named Stantinko, according to a 99-page report released yesterday by Slovak antivirus maker ESET.
A company is going around buying abandoned Chrome extensions from their original developers and converting these add-ons into adware.
For the past year and a half, an Android adware family known as CopyCat has infected over 14 million devices, rooted around 8 million, and made over $1.5 million for its owners.
During the past month, both Google and Mozilla developers have added support in their respective browsers for "headless mode," a mechanism that allows browsers to run silently in the OS background and with no visible GUI.
Seventy-five apps available for download from the official Google Play Store had to remove a malicious advertising library that was secretly an adware called AdDown, which Trend Micro researchers have been tracking for the last two years.
A new Trojan called CertLock blocks Windows security vendor's programs from being installed or running by blocking their certificates in Windows. This is a continuing trend where adware and unwanted program purveyors are installing protection programs to try and block users from cleaning their computers.