Check to see if your Android device has been hit by Gooligan and what to do if it has.
Gooligan malware attack targeting Android devices has infected more than a million Google accounts and growing by 13,000 new users a day. It affects devices running Android 4 (Jelly Bean, KitKat) and Android 5 (Lollipop), according to Check Point. Read more
Cisco’s Warren Mercer and Matthew Molyett are warning that software downloaded from sites run by French firm Tuto4PC likely included trojan backdoors. The Borg’s security arm, Talos, thinks some 12 million machines have been infected.
British defence contractor BAE Systems has claimed bank hackers in Bangladesh targeted software from Swift, a key part of the global financial system.
According to a report from the Reuters news agency, BAE made the discovery after investigating the theft of $81 million (£56m) from the Bangladesh central bank in February.
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A virus infected computer systems at Newark Police Department in New Jersey last week, taking four days to clean up.
The police department said there was no evidence of any sort of data breach and that the attack “did not disrupt the delivery of emergency services to our citizens”.
DON’T PANIC but the amount of cyber crime bashing the UK is increasing, at least according to Symantec and one of its regular round robin threat missives.
Symantec 2016 Internet Security Threat Report warned that threats are rising in several areas. The firm logged an international increase of 35 percent in crypto-ransomware attacks, the UK taking the third largest chunk with up to 2,215 attacks a day. Read more
A widely distributed scam email that quoted people’s postal addresses links to a dangerous form of ransomware, according to a security researcher.
Andrew Brandt, of US firm Blue Coat, contacted the BBC after hearing an episode of BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours that discussed the phishing scam.