Category Archives: Android malware

Hackers exploit WhatsApp modification tool to snoop on texts, force paid subscriptions

A malicious version of a popular modification or “mod” of the encrypted messaging app WhatsApp is carrying a mobile trojan that can launch advertisements, issue paid subscriptions and intercept text messages, security researchers said Tuesday. According to Kaspersky, hackers inserted the Triada trojan into a modified version of FMWhatsapp, a WhatsApp mod. Such mods have […]

China-based hackers used front companies to hack Uighurs, Facebook says

Facebook on Wednesday exposed what it said was a long-running hacking campaign targeting Uighurs living around the world and supported by Chinese technology firms. The scheme was aimed at journalists and dissidents, and affected Uighurs living in places like as far-flung as U.S., Turkey and Australia. It involved fake Facebook personas duping targets into clicking […]

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