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Malware application Find and Call removed from the App Store℠, Google Play℠

July 17, 2012  Malware News

 

The application sent phone numbers to a remote server from mobile phones where it was installed, without the user's knowledge. The application was also able to send data about the user's location. On the phone numbers obtained from the cell phone, the application sent spam using the name of the phone owner. Applications like this are quite common on Google Play℠, but in the App Store℠ they are very rare. The Apple® App Store℠ claims this application was available from 13th June to 5th July, then it was removed from both, Google Play℠ and App Store℠.

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New Trojan Targets Vulnerable Microsoft Office® Users

April 10, 2015  Malware News

Opening email attachments just got a bit more risky, especially for Microsoft Office® users working in the energy sector. Security software company Symantec® reports a new malware program named Trojan.Laziok arrives in emails and exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Office® that actually should have been patched by users back in April 2012.

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