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  • Another media-stealing app found on Google Play

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    The HTML Source Code Viewer app by Sunuba Gaming poses as a development tool then steals pictures and videos from mobile devices.






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    Another app that steals your pictures and videos found on Google Play

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  • Patchwork cyberespionage group expands targets from governments to wide range of industries

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    Symantec finds that Patchwork now targets a variety of industries in the US, China, Japan, South East Asia, and the UK.






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    The Patchwork attack group has been targeting more than just government-associated organizations. Our research into the group found that it’s been attacking a broad range of industries, including aviation, broadcasting, and finance, to drop back door Trojans.

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    Patchwork group widens scope to include broad range of industries in multiple regions

    Aviation, NGOs, energy, financial, among industries targeted by Patchwork cyberespionage group



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  • Tinder safe dating spam uses safety to scam users out of money

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    Scammers drive users to fake verification site that signs them up to adult webcam and erotic video websites.






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    In recent weeks, we have noticed spam activity on Tinder claiming to promote safety in online dating in messages to users. This is used as a lure to funnel affiliate money into the scammers’ pockets.
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  • REPORT: Organizations must respond to increasing threat of ransomware

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    New Symantec report finds ransomware numbers and ransom demands are on the rise, with corporations increasingly coming into the line of fire.






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  • Malicious macros arrive in phishing emails, steal banking information

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    Malicious macros made a comeback in 2015 to deliver malware. Now we’re seeing phishing emails use macros in Excel attachments to steal sensitive banking details.






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    In 2015, we saw malicious Microsoft Office macros return with a vengeance, delivering a plethora of threats ranging from ransomware to banking Trojans. Now, we’ve found cybercriminals incorporating macros into phishing attacks to steal your information through email. The campaign delivered several thousand German-language phishing emails with Excel attachments containing the macros.
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  • Android banking malware blocks victims’ outgoing calls to customer service

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    New Android.Fakebank variants intercept calls to banks’ customer care centers to stop victims from cancelling their stolen payment cards.






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    In March 2016, newer variants of the Android.Fakebank.B family arrived with call-barring functionality. The feature aims to stop customers of Russian and South Korean banks from cancelling payment cards that the malware stole.
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  • Pokemon Go: How to protect your device from scams, malware, and privacy issues

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    Pokemon Go has become a global sensation, but it has also attracted the attention of scammers and attackers. Find out how to protect your mobile device on your quest to become a Pokemon master.






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    Pokemon Go has generated huge interest around the world. Despite only being launched in a limited amount of regions, the game has been installed millions of times in less than a week.
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  • Microsoft Patch Tuesday – July 2016

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    This month the vendor is releasing 11 bulletins, five of which are rated Critical.






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  • Billion-dollar scams: The numbers behind BEC fraud

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    More than 400 companies are targeted with BEC scams every day. Find out more and learn how to stay protected.






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    Business email compromise (BEC), or CEO fraud, continues to be the bane of companies in 2016. BEC scams are low-tech financial fraud in which spoofed emails from CEOs are sent to financial staff to request large money transfers. While they require little expertise and skill, the financial rewards for the fraudsters can be high.
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  • Latest Intelligence for June 2016

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    Our latest intelligence reveals nearly a 30 percentage point drop in web attacks using Angler and a 20 percentage point increase in Manual Sharing social media scams.






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    The Latest Intelligence page has been refreshed through June 2016, providing the most up-to-date analysis of cybersecurity threats, trends, and insights concerning malware, spam, and other potentially harmful business risks. Here are some key takeaways from this latest batch of intelligence.
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