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Threat Research January 23, 2017

A Whale of a Tale: HummingBad Returns

  Check Point researchers have found a new variant of the HummingBad malware hidden in more than 20 apps on Google Play. The infected apps in this campaign were downloaded several million times by unsuspecting…

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Uncategorized November 21, 2016

October’s ‘Most Wanted’ Malware List Shows Attacks on the Rise

Check Point’s Threat Intelligence Research Team revealed today that the number of malware attacks increased in October, as the company released its monthly Global Threat Index, a ranking of the most prevalent malware families attacking…

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Threat Research October 21, 2016

September’s ‘Most Wanted’ Malware List: Ransomware in Top 3 for First Time

The Check Point Research Team revealed this week that ransomware attacks continued to rise in September. For the first time since the team launched the Threat Index, ransomware moved into the top three position of…

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Threat Research July 18, 2016

Top 10 Most Wanted Malware

Check Point Software Technologies today published its latest Threat Index, revealing the number of active malware families increased by nearly two-thirds in the first half of 2016, led by the number of threats to business…

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Security Insights July 11, 2016

DIY Attribution, Classification, and In-depth Analysis of Mobile Malware

The security research community has been dealing with malware attribution and classification for decades. The benefits of this process for PC-based malware are myriad and well known. Check Point has followed the same process for…

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Threat Research July 1, 2016

From HummingBad to Worse: New In-Depth Details and Analysis of the HummingBad Android Malware Campaign

For five months, Check Point mobile threat researchers had unprecedented access to the inner-workings of Yingmob, a group of Chinese cyber criminals behind the HummingBad malware campaign. HummingBad is a malware Check Point discovered in…

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Threat Research June 21, 2016

Top 10 Most Wanted Malware

Today Check Point published its Threat Index for May, revealing the number of active global malware families increased by 15 percent. Last month Check Point detected 2,300 unique and active malware families attacking business networks.…

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