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Andrew Brandt
A worrying update to the problem of ransomware on mobile phones appears to be proliferating in Ukraine and Russia, where Android users are being tricked into installing malware that encrypts photos and other information on their mobile phones.

The malware, which calls itself Simplelocker, presents itself to users as one of a variety of apps used to browse and view pornographic videos. We looked at 22 separate samples ranging in size from 30kb to 4.8MB. The app employs a range of different names on its installation screen, including DayWeekBar, VideoPlayer, VPlayer, or Sex xonix.
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Felix Leder
Recently , Symantec and Lookout blogged about an Android malware creation kit that was advertised in malware forums: Dendroid. Dendroid consists of a web-based administration panel and a builder that can add “Remote Administration Toolkit” (RAT) functionality by repackaging it with existing applications.
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Chris Larsen, Tim van der Horst

[This is the research we presented at this year's RSA Conference. Apologies for having taken so long to get it written up! Please be aware that this document contains a large number of "exotic" characters, from many different languages and character sets. Depending on your operating system, browser, and installed fonts, not all of the characters may display properly.

Maureen Oconnell's picture
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Mike Chen

In less than one month, the world will focus its attention to South America and the World Cup. While Team USA undoubtedly has a tough road ahead to claim the FIFA World Cup trophy, they aren’t the only ones.

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Chris Larsen

Because ransomware attacks are so disruptive and damaging, we make tracking them a priority. "CryptoWall" is one of the attacks we're tracking, and I wanted to highlight one aspect of the network that's distributing it: they're hacking sites running Wordpress left and right.

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Peter Doggart

Enterprises spend a lot of time, resources and money building up a strong brand name. But in the end, brand reputation is all about performance. If organizations are not capable of successfully delivering products and services to their customers, user experience and consequently brand reputation will suffer.