You'd expect that by now, users should be aware that downloading "cracks" for any kind of software would come with inherent dangers, such as adware, infostealers, backdoors, and even ransomware. Sadly, this isn't the case and a fairly decent amount of users are still get infected with all sort of nasties this way.
An Android trojan named Switcher (Trojan.AndroidOS.Switcher) targets Android devices in order to take over local WiFi routers and hijack the web traffic passing through them.
Malware distributed via affiliate programs and bundled with other applications is using a devious tactic to fool users into installing it on their systems.
US authorities have indicted a man named Krasimir Nikolov, age 44, of Varna, Bulgaria, for his role in the distribution of the GozNym malware.
Romanian authorities have arrested and extradited to the US three nationals suspected of creating and distributing the Bayrob malware.
Security researchers have found malware hidden in the firmware of several low-end Android smartphones and tablets, malware which is used to show ads and install unwanted apps on the devices of unsuspecting users.
Barely a month and a half have passed since Zcash became available, and crooks have already started deploying malware that infects the computers of unsuspecting users and uses their resources to mine for this very profitable cryptocurrency.
Malware coders are advertising a new Android trojan that can be used for phishing banking credentials, intercepting SMS messages, locking devices with a password (ransomware-like behavior), and more.
A group of malware authors has come up with a new method of transcending an infection from the user's computer to his Android smartphone.
Crooks are spreading Android malware disguised as a one-time password (OTP) generator app for banking apps that steals the user's banking credentials and then installs the TeamViewer QuickSupport app to allow attackers to take over the victim's phone.
Nearly 6,700 online stores running on top of the Magento platform are infected with the Visbot malware that hides on web servers, steals credit card information, encrypts it, hides it inside an image, and sends the encrypted credit card data to a crook's servers afterward.
Security researchers have discovered a new Android trojan that uses the DroidPlugin framework to split malicious behavior across multiple plugins, making detection much harder.
Android malware known as Gooligan has compromised and stolen login tokens from over one million Android devices, Check Point researchers announced today.
A new multi-functional malware family detected as Proteus can transform the computers of infected users in proxy servers, can mine for various types of crypto-currencies, can log keystrokes, and check the validity of stolen online accounts.
Websites offering free keygens for various enterprise software applications are helping crooks spread the Gatak malware, which opens backdoors on infected computers and facilitates attacks on a company's internal network, or the theft of sensitive information.
There's a growing trend in the cybercrime landscape, and the trend is for malware authors to distribute backdoored malware using promotional videos and hacking tutorials on YouTube.
One Android banking trojan has borrowed a trick from its desktop counterparts, and besides stealing login credentials from banking apps, this threat also sabotages mobile antivirus applications and prevents them from launching.
Security firm Red Canary claims to have stopped a malware campaign that experimented with using the Ask.com toolbar as a method of delivering malware to end users.