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An Invasive Spyware Attack on Military Mobile Devices

Earlier this week, Israeli security agencies announced that the Hamas terrorist organization had installed spyware on Israeli soldiers’ smartphones in its latest attempt to collect information on its long time enemy. About 100 people fell victim to the attack that came in the form of fake World Cup and online dating apps that had been…

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Corporate Blog July 5, 2018

Can You Hear The Digging? The Dangers of Mobile Mining

Mobile malware focused cyber-criminals are fast adapters, and tend to follow rising trends in order to reach a wider audience. Today’s current trend is cryptocurrencies.   There are several ways in which cyber criminals are taking advantage of the current frenzy surrounding cryptocurrencies. Some mobile miners look to secretly mine these digital currencies without the…

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Corporate Blog June 20, 2018

SandBlast Mobile delivers new Orange Mobile Threat Protection service

Mobile devices are critical to every organization’s digital transformation initiative. But for hackers set on stealing sensitive business data, mobile devices are the new back door to the enterprise network.   In fact, 20% of all businesses have been breached and an even larger number has no idea whether they’ve experienced a mobile attack, according…

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Corporate Blog February 8, 2018

Malware Displaying Porn Ads Discovered in Game Apps on Google Play

In the past, cyber-criminals have targeted businesses, hospitals, and governments; today, we’ve seen them begin to focus on games and apps intended for children.   Check Point Researchers have revealed a new and nasty malicious code on Google Play Store that hides itself inside roughly 60 game apps, several of which are intended for children.…

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Corporate Blog January 12, 2018

LightsOut: Shining a Light On Malicious Flashlight Apps on Google Play

Check Point researchers have detected a new type of adware roaming Google Play, the official app store of Google. The suspicious scripts overrides the user’s decision to disable ads showing outside of a legitimate context, and then, in many of the apps, hides its icon to hinder efforts to remove it. This is a purely…

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Corporate Blog January 5, 2018

The Danger Behind Santa’s Beard

Santa’s beard is usually white, the colour of purity and innocence. However, cyber-criminals targeting online shoppers enjoying the run up to the Black Friday and Christmas holidays this year could be trying to take advantage of that innocence.   Researchers at Check Point recently discovered that criminals have a new way to trick merry online…

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Corporate Blog November 20, 2017

Does Your Mobile Anti-Virus App Protect Or Infect You? The Truth Behind DU Antivirus Security

With mobile attacks representing nearly 20% of all cyberattacks in the Americas during the first half of 2017, users are constantly warned to be aware of security risks affecting their data and privacy, and install security software to protect their device. But what happens when antivirus solutions can’t be trusted, and actually compromise users’ privacy?…

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Corporate Blog September 18, 2017

Cyber Attack Trends: Mid-Year Report

2017 has proved to be a lucrative year for cybercrime. Prominent malware and attack methods continue to evolve, creatively bypassing existing security solutions.  In 2016, we witnessed sophisticated new malware emerging on a regular basis, exposing new capabilities, distribution methods, and attack services offered for sale through multiple platforms. 2017 is shedding light on a…

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Corporate Blog August 17, 2017

June’s Most Wanted Malware: RoughTed Malvertising Campaign Impacts 28% of Organizations

Check Point’s latest Global Threat Impact Index revealed that 28% of organizations globally were affected by the Roughted malvertising campaign during June. A large-scale malvertising campaign, RoughTed is used to deliver links to malicious websites and payloads such as scams, adware, exploit kits and ransomware. It began to spike in late May before continuing to…

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Corporate Blog July 17, 2017

May’s Most Wanted Malware: Fireball and Wannacry Impact More Than 1 in 4 Organizations Globally

Check Point’s latest Global Threat Impact Index revealed more than one in four organizations globally was affected by the Fireball or Wannacry attacks during May– in the company’s latest Global Threat Impact Index.   The top three malware families that impacted networks globally were zero-day, previously unseen attacks.  Fireball impacted one in five organizations worldwide,…

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Corporate Blog June 20, 2017