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Pierluigi Paganini September 15, 2014
A new Android ransomware family sets unlock password on devices

Security experts at Dr.Web spotted a new strain of Android ransomware which sets unlock password on compromised devices and is also able to send SMS. Ransomware is one of most prolific cyber threats to criminal ecosystem and according to security firms cyber gangs are increasing use the malicious code improving its capabilities with new features. Recently, […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 04, 2014
Android Oldboot B, the most dangerous and complex bootkit of ever

Chinese researchers from “360 Mobile Security” detected Android Oldboot.B malware, until today the most complex bootkit which infected millions of devices. A new sophisticated Android Bootkit has been detected by Chinese Security Researchers from “360 Mobile Security“, its name is Oldboot.B and appears as an evolution of its predecessor Oldboot.A. According the researchers Oldboot.B could be considerable as […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 30, 2014
Android Oldboot ,the bootkit already infected more than 500000 devices

Russian company Doctor Web detected Android.Oldboot, an  Android Trojan that resides in the memory of infected devices and starts on OS bootstrapping. The Russian security firm Doctor Web has detected the first mass distributed Android bootkit malware dubbed Android.Oldboot, its principal capability is to re-infect the Smartphone after reboot, even if all its components are […]