Doctor Web security researches have detected numerous Google Play applications containing an advertising module. The module incorporated into these applications serves to display aggressive advertisements and monetize free software. Once these applications are installed on Android tablets or smartphones, users can fall victim to annoying advertising messages that eventually make working with a device difficult.
Doctor Web security researchers have discovered a dangerous Trojan for Android devices. This malware tries to acquire root privileges to stealthily download, install, or remove applications upon cybercriminals’ command. Moreover, this malicious program gathers detailed information about the infected mobile device and sends it to the virus makers. In addition to it, this Trojan can display annoying advertisements.
Doctor Web security researchers have examined a new Trojan that can infect computers with Linux operating system. This malicious program possesses the ability to scan remote websites for vulnerabilities and to attack resources with the specified addresses over HTTP protocol. Cybercriminals can control the Trojan using the IRC (Internet Relay Chat) text-messaging protocol.