A few of the more well-known apps Alien can take control of:
Microsoft Outlook, Bank of America Mobile Banking, Capital One Mobile, Wells Fargo Mobile, Google Play, Facebook, WhatsApp Messenger, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, and Skype.
Be aware of any email that evades your spam filter and seems to come from Johns Hopkins or W.H.O. (World Health Organization) with a tie to COVID-19 in the subject line. . . it's a phishing attack using an Excel attachment.
Bad apps keep getting through; according to Google, less than 1%. Nonetheless, 1% of 1 billion is still 10 million… just saying. Notice that apps containing Trojans lead the way, and that’s not good. These apps release malware that can quickly gain control of your device. These are often RATs (Remote Access Trojans) which enable hackers to control your device remotely.
If the Citrix hack really did come from the Iranian government, we should expect some attacks on key U.S. government agencies in the future. Stay tuned. This could be an interesting year in cybersecurity.
5 Surprising and mostly Unknown Cyber Security Facts
February 18, 2019
At the time of this writing, SpeakUp is being used to install cryptomining software, however, few researchers believe this is its ultimate goal, as it has the sophisticated architecture to launch a far more devastating worldwide attack.
Clicking on one of the options shown above will take you to these fake survey sites or to sites offering free gift cards to well known stores. All you have to do is give them some personal information.
“Love You” Phishing Emails Arrive in Time for Valentine’s Day
February 4, 2019
The point is to get you interested in the subject line, abandon normal caution, and open the inviting attachment. Sadly, you will find no love there.
Billions are being made by these extortionists because ransomware is the easiest way for hackers to get a quick payoff. If cyber insurance companies guarantee ransom payments, they, in effect, guarantee an income for novice hackers around the globe.