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Android Adware Infects 36.5M Devices via Google Play

What is believed to be one of the largest malware campaigns on Google Play Store has been discovered by security firm Checkpoint who claims that around 36.5 million Android devices were infected with ad-ware.

Android Adware Infects 36.5M Devices via Google Play

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WannaCry makes me want to cry!
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 08:15:47 PM »
WannaCry makes me want to cry!
16 May 2017, 4:50 pm



As I read about the WannaCry ransomware attack, my brain is racing with thoughts about the causes and effects of this global incident. Here are my two cents:

1. Ransomware continues to be a growth business, and a bit of work can provide a serious return. The FBI estimated that ransomware payments topped $1 billion in 2016, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw 100 percent year-over-year growth. 

2. For those of us who’ve been in cybersecurity for a while, WannaCry brings back memories of the internet worms we saw back in the 2000s (i.e. Code Red, Conficker, MSBlast, Nimda, etc.). Once one person on a network was infected, WannaCry simply went out and infected other vulnerable systems on the network. I knew that worm techniques would come back, but I always thought they’d be used as a smokescreen for other attacks. Looks like ransomware and internet worms can be as compatible as chocolate and peanut butter.

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