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How a consortium of security professionals took down the WireX Android botnet

Android devices in over 100 countries were recently hijacked and turned into nodes for the WireX botnet, Akamai reported in a blog post explaining the attack. WireX operates in the background of seemingly legitimate apps, where it waits for instructions from its command and control (C&C) server for instructions. It then attacks targets through volumetric…
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Dangerous Android app lets would-be hackers create ransomware without writing any code

The days of needing the coding skills of an accomplished hacker to build malware are over, at least if news from Symantec is true. The antivirus and cybersecurity company recently reported the existence of a Trojan Development Kit (TDK) that allows anyone to create Android ransomware—no coding skill required. More about IT Security Symantec Principal…
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