Google pulls down 29 malicious Android apps downloaded many times

[ FEB 05, 2019 ] Google removed 29  apps, some of which had been already downloaded millions of times. Various Google Play 'Beauty Camera' apps send the users pornographic content and redirect them to phishing websites to collect their pictures. These apps are capable of accessing remote ad configuration servers for carrying out attacks. Large... Continue Reading →

First hacker convicted for SIM swapping gets 10 years in prison for stealing millions

[ FEB 05, 2019 ] A college student is facing 10 years in prison for stealing millions in cryptocurrency using a method called “SIM swapping.” 20-year-old Joel Ortiz of Boston accepted a plea deal for stealing more than $5 million in cryptocurrency from around 40 victims. Ortiz plead guilty to the crime and was sentenced... Continue Reading →

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