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The Strait Times

June 13, 2020  |  The Strait Times, Hariz Baharudin

Beware of fake apps with malware mimicking TraceTogether

Fake apps that mimic Singapore's national contact tracing app TraceTogether have popped up online, prompting the local authorities to issue a warning. In an advisory yesterday, the Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCert), a unit of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, said hackers are capitalising on an increased...
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Computer Weekly

June 12, 2020  |  Computer Weekly, Alex Scroxton

Fake contact-tracing apps delivering banking trojans

A wide range of official Android Covid-19 contact-tracing apps are being spoofed by cyber criminals and used to deliver the Anubis and SpyNote malware strains, according to new research by threat researchers at Anomali, which specialises in machine learning-enhanced security intelligence.Read More
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tom's guide

June 11, 2020  |  tom's guide, Nicholas Fearn

Fake Covid-19 contract-tracing apps will spy on you: What to do

As governments across the world release Covid-19 contact-tracing apps to their citizens in a bid to slow down the spread of the disease, cybercriminals are creating fake versions of these apps. Security researchers from Anomali Threat Research (ATR) warned yesterday (June 10) that cyber crooks are “distributing fake...
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Dark Reading

June 10, 2020  |  Dark Reading

Fake COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Apps Infect Android Phones

The Anomali Threat Research (ATR) team found multiple applications containing a range of malware families, primarily banking Trojan Anubis and SpyNote, an Android Trojan with the goal of collecting and monitoring data on infected devices. Once installed on a device, these apps are built to download and install malware to...
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June 10, 2020  |  SecurityWeek, AFP

Bogus ‘Contact Tracing’ Apps Deployed to Steal Data: Researchers

At least a dozen bogus "contact tracing" apps designed to look like official software to track coronavirus infections have been deployed globally to spread malware and steal user data, security researchers said Wednesday. The researchers from California-based firm Anomali said the apps, once installed on a...
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June 10, 2020  |  Cyberscoop, Jeff Stone

Hackers use fake contact tracing apps in attempt to install banking malware on Android phones

Apps meant to impersonate official government tracing apps from countries including Italy, Russia and Singapore trigger malicious software capable of collecting a range of data from user’s devices, the threat intelligence firm Anomali found in research shared with CyberScoop prior to its publication. Read More
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Digital Anarchist

June 1, 2020  |  Digital Anarchist, Alan Shimel

AJ Nash – TechStrong TV

AJ Nash, Sr. Director of Cyber Intelligence Strategy at Anomali, talks with Alan Shimel about the role threat intelligence plays in security, how enterprises are using threat intelligence platforms, and more.Read More
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June 1, 2020  |  Mail+

How will contact tracing apps really work (and can they really stop the virus?)

Amelia Hemphill talks to cybersecurity expert Jonathan Martin of Anomali about how Britain’s contact-tracing app will really work, and whether it’s safe to trust such apps with personal information. Plus, MC Grammar, the corona hero offering English lessons on YouTube (including his trademark raps on grammar...
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June 1, 2020  |  DailyMail

Public urged to be vigilant over scam test and trace messages

The public must be alert to scam phone calls and text messages posing as part of the NHS test and trace service, experts have warned. Last week, deputy chief medical officer for England Dr Jenny Harries said “it will be very obvious” when a member of the public...
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Infosecurity Group

May 27, 2020  |  Infosecurity Group, Phil Muncaster

UK Public Backlash Could Scupper #COVID19 App

The UK’s plans to ease its COVID-19 lockdown have been thrown into doubt after half the public said it does not trust the government to handle their data collected via a key contact tracing app. The app is a crucial part of the best practice “test,...
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