Facebook sues pair of app developers over alleged ad fraud

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against two Asian app developers for running fraudulent advertising operations which exploited people’s devices. Hong Kong-based LionMobi and Singapore-based JediMobi have been accused of ‘click


AdSecure introduces protection against malicious native ads

Ad verification platform AdSecure has added native ad protection to its suite of solutions aimed at fighting digital threats and malware within online advertising. Traditionally, malicious native ads look harmless


Malware-loaded apps from single creator downloaded over 500,000 times on Google Play

A security researcher has uncovered 13 malware-ridden apps, all created by the same individual, that had racked up over 560,000 installs from the Google Play app store before being removed,


Epidemic of fake Fortnite apps hits internet

Fake Android versions of the best-selling game Fortnite have been spreading online, despite the fact that the game is not currently available on Googles mobile operating system. While no fake


JICWEBS and TAG agree to align UK and US brand safety and ad fraud measures

Chair of JICWEBS Richard Foan UK and US cross-industry standards bodies the Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards (JICWEBS) and the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) have promised more consistency within


Android malware mimics Uber to trick you into handing over your login details

A new variant of the long-running Android.Fakeapp malware is imitating the Uber app’s interface in order to gain the login credentials of users. According to Symantec, the trojan horse has


Google Play Minecraft apps with up to 2.6m downloads added devices to botnet

Google has been forced to remove eight apps, with install bases ranging from 600,000 to 2.6m, from its Play Store after researchers alerted it that the apps were adding the


Over 500 Android apps, downloaded more than 100m times, found to contain spyware

Lookout More than 500 apps available on the Play Store, which have been downloaded a combined amount of over 100m times across Android, may have downloaded spyware to users through


Surveillance malware apps manage to infiltrate Google Play Store

Google’s Play Store has become home to some of the over a thousand malicious apps, known as ‘SonicSpy’, which have been deployed since February. Of the large number of spyware


Britney Spears Instagram is being used by hackers to communicate with malware

Britney Spears’ Instagram account has been used by cybercriminals to co-ordinate attacks by posting comments about the singer’s images on the photo-sharing application. The discovery was made by security firm

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