Many affordable Android smartphones ship preloaded with malware out of the box, cyber security specialist Avast has warned.
Amid an accelerating popularity of cryptocurrency, millions of online users have been running the risk of being left high and dry since the cybercriminals have started unleashing a huge threat with crypto jacking.
Even after the identification of a criminal operation that has been inserting malware into the firmware of the low-cost Android devices, it is still operating in many cellphones.
Cisco has warned of a possibly imminent cyber-attack on the Ukraine, after a strain of what it believes is state-backed malware was found to be rapidly spreading in the country.
Many Mac users reported in the past few weeks that a process named “mshelper” had been eating up a lot of CPU power and draining their batteries. It turns out that the process is associated with a piece of malware designed to mine for Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency.