DressCode Android Malware Discovered on Google Play

 
The Check Point mobile threat prevention research team discovered a new Android malware on Google Play, called “DressCode,” which was embedded into more than 40 apps, and found in more than 400 additional apps on third party app stores. Check Point notified Google about the malicious apps, and some have already been removed from Google Play. The oldest apps were uploaded to Google Play on April 2016, where they remained undetected until recently. Some of the apps reached between 100,000 and 500,000 downloads each. Between 500,000 and 2,000,000 users downloaded the malicious apps from Google Play. Figure 1: One of the malicious apps found on Google Play. Similar to Viking ...

Check Point Spearheads Threat Prevention Security for Small and Medium Businesses

 
Small and medium-sized business owners typically think the security that protects their large enterprises counterparts is well out of reach in terms of costs and complexities. However recent shifts in the threat landscape have them rethinking their security strategies. Cybercriminals are equal opportunists who leverage the same tactics used on bigger enterprises to target smaller business. Now it’s a must for small businesses to have big security. According to the World Bank, more than 90 percent of registered businesses worldwide are considered small and medium-size (SMB). That’s a lot of ripe opportunity for shrewd cyber criminals who are more than aware of the easy pickings SMBs ...