A new variant of Android malware is responsible for what’s believed to be the biggest single theft of Google accounts on record. The so-called Gooligan strain has infected as many as 1.3 million Android phones since August, completely prising the devices open and stealing the tokens users are given to verify they are authorized to access accounts. Its main aim, though, is not to pilfer all that juicy data in Gmail or Docs, but to force users into downloading apps as part of a huge advertising fraud scheme, making as much as $320,000 a month.

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Time For Truth: (Forbes) – Android 'Gooligan' Hackers Just Scored The Biggest Ever Theft Of Google Accounts

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It’s only been a few weeks since hackers hijacked more than 1 million Internet of Things devices to launch a record-breaking Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against the website of cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs.

Now, the malware that powered the unprecedented attack has been released online for anyone to use.

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Time For Truth: (Vice) – Hacker Releases Code That Powered Record-Breaking Botnet Attack

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USB sticks containing harmful malware have been left in Australian letterboxes, police in Victoria have warned.

Residents of Pakenham, a suburb of Melbourne, have reportedly found the unmarked sticks in the boxes.

Plugging them into a computer triggers fraudulent media-streaming service offers, as well as other malware, the force said in a statement.

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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Malware-infected USB sticks posted to Australian homes

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Computer hackers who created malware that stole about $100m (£70m) have been given long jail sentences in the US.

Russian Aleksandr Andreevich Panin has been sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in jail. His accomplice, Algerian Hamza Bendelladj, will serve 15 years.

Read the Full Article: Source – BBC News
Time For Truth: (BBC News) – US bank hackers get long jail term

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