"The cybercriminals behind this campaign can use the affected device to post fake positive reviews in favor of the malicious apps as well as perform ad fraud techniques," researchers said.
China's Computer Virus Emergency Response Center says malware was found to be circulating via email and the social networking platform WeChat. Experts say it may only get worse.
"Time to organize collective readings of Snowden book everywhere," the hackers' email reads, claiming to have a copy of the bestselling book in a booby-trapped Microsoft Word document.
Prior to a February update, visiting specific sites on your iPhone could have sent your passwords, chat history and location data to unknown hackers.
"We do not have any direct evidence of who is using Monokle or against what targets, but the effectiveness of a surveillance tool like Monokle indicates that it could be used against any target, including government officials," Kumar told Newsweek.
"Google has a responsibility to show the app maker they can't place content like this on the store," one cybersecurity experts told Newsweek.
Pegasus malware, typically sold to intelligence agencies, can spy on calls and texts while also recording audio and video from phones.
"When computer use is necessary, I order my employees or secretaries," Yoshitaka Sakurada said.
The app remains for sale online despite its having been reported as malicious weeks ago, researchers said.
Dozens of suspicious guides, some uploaded months ago, have racked up millions of views on the Google-owned video platform.
The malware, dubbed "Maikspy" by researchers from Trend Micro, is known to target both Android and Windows devices.
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Facebook: "When you send a photo, our automated systems scan it using photo-matching technology."
Microsoft found the trojans were linked to Dofoil, also known as Smoke Loader.
Newly-uncovered hacking campaign could transform a smartphone into the ultimate surveillance tool.
Starting by targeting software in Ukraine, the ransomware NotPetya spread internationally, and the British government thinks the Russian military was behind it.
A cybersecurity expert explains to Newsweek how criminals are taking advantage of compromised cash machines.
Bad Rabbit is spreading "in a worm-like fashion" between computers.
Cybersecurity researchers say hackers have targeted the adult website for over a year.
Petya was only masquerading as ransomware. Its real function was to destroy victims' data.
At least 30,000 computers across China were affected.
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'Washington Post' report dismissed by Russia apologists and media skeptics.
A group considered responsible for U.S. Democratic Party hacks used an Android malware implant to track troops.