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Mouabad Android Malware calling to Premium numbers; Generating revenue for its Master

Mouabad Android Malware calling to Premium numbers; Generating revenue for its Master

December 11, 2013Mohit Kumar
Android platform is a primary target for malware attacks from few years and during 2013, more than 79% of mobile operating malware threats are taking place on Android OS. I have been working on Android Malware architectures since last two years and created 100's of sample of most sophisticated malware for demo purpose. Till now we have seen the majority of Android malware apps that earn money for their creators by sending SMS messages to premium rate numbers from infected devices. Security researchers at Lookout identified an interesting monetized Android Malware labeled as ' Mouabad ', that allow a remote attacker to make phone calls to premium-rate numbers without user interaction from C&C servers by sending commands to the malware. The technique is not new, but infection from such app notified first time in the wild. The variant dubbed MouaBad . p. , is particularly sneaky and to avoid detection it waits to make its calls until a period of time after the scree
President's personal mobile numbers published online by Anonymous Philippines Hackers

President's personal mobile numbers published online by Anonymous Philippines Hackers

June 16, 2013Mohit Kumar
A Philippine Anonymous hacker " #pR.is0n3r " has posted the President Benigno Aquino's three personal mobile telephone numbers online on facebook . Officials would not confirm if the numbers were really the President's. Aquino spokesman Ricky Carandang, " It's cyber vandalism plain and simple ," Carandang said. " We're dealing with it. That's all I can say for now. " Hacker urged his 10,000 followers to communicate directly with their president, but the numbers are no longer working. " The majority are not getting answers to so many issues. It is difficult to speak to a person through go-betweens. If we send him a letter we're not even sure he will receive it, " Hacker wrote in facebook post. In March 2013, Anonymous Hackers  also defaced the Philippines President 's website and other dozen government websites.
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