KorBanker is a malware currently making the rounds on Android devices.
It’s only targeting banking customers in South Korea, especially customers of the following banks: Hana Bank, IBK One, KB Kookmin Bank, NH Bank, Woori Bank, and Shinhan Bank.
For the coders of this malware, the objective, of course, is to steal user credentials and use it to transfer money to their own account(s).
@scar You can only verify the machine if you took it off-line and booted from trusted media. Otherwise it is possible that a rootkit has been installed that hides its traces.If possible, disallow password logins (or if you really need them, restrict them to an IP). Then stick to SSH public-key auth only.
Skype isn’t exactly immune to malware and spam, but criminals are hoping that its users are perhaps less vigilant about clicking through on random links sent to their accounts. According to multiple reports from security firms, as well as from a community forum thread on Skype.com, the popular communications service is the latest target of a malicious online worm.
Yes I am put off anitvirus progs running all the time - eats too much ramI was wondering more abt malware - I dont want my bank details sent to Russia or whatever.I did think linux was not worth the attention of malware writers but now with android tablets and phones becoming so widespread maybe it will lead to more attention.
Mobile app developers can't afford the luxury of having the passion of the average Android or iOS fanboy. They follow the money. For now, Apple's App store is far ahead of Google Play in terms of developer revenue, but the trend is in Android's favor, and developers should be paying attention.
Android device sales continue to surge in China, with over 683 million subscribers. A large market like that attracts a lot of attention, some good and some bad. An example of bad attention came to light with the discovery of a new malware/virus infecting over 500,000 owners of Android devices.
Description (from Play Store): Little monsters occupied dungeons of the castle! Your mission is to press ruthlessly these small vandals. But be careful, watch your fingers! Each room of the dungeon is full of crafty traps.
★ simple and addictive gameplay: tap the monster and see his life indicator decreasing.
Researchers have discovered a Linux worm capable of infecting a wide range of home routers, set-top boxes, security cameras, and other consumer devices that are increasingly equipped with an Internet connection.