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The 5 Most-Wanted Threatpost Stories of 2020

A look back at what was hot with readers — offering a snapshot of the security stories that were most top-of-mind for security professionals and consumers throughout the year. As 2020 draws to a close, it’s clear that work-from-home security, ransomware, COVID-19-themed social engineering and attacks by nation-states will go . . . Read more

Cyberpunk 2077 Headaches Grow: New Spyware Found in Fake Android Download

Threat actors impersonate Google Play store in scam as Sony pulls the game off the PlayStation store due to myriad performance issues. Threat actors continue to take advantage of the hype surrounding the release of the videogame Cyberpunk 2077 in a variety of ways. The latest twist is ransomware targeting . . . Read more

Sextortionist Campaign Targets iOS, Android Users with New Spyware

Goontact lures users of illicit sites through Telegram and other secure messaging apps and steals their information for future fraudulent use. New spyware is targeting iOS and Android frequenters of adult mobile sites by posing as a secure messaging application in yet another twist on sextortionist scams. The spyware, dubbed . . . Read more

Google Patches Critical Wi-Fi and Audio Bugs in Android Handsets

Google updates its mobile OS, fixing ten critical bugs, including one remote code execution flaw. Google patched ten critical bugs as part of its December Android Security Bulletin. The worst of the bugs was tied to the Android media framework component and gives attacker remote control of vulnerable handsets. Google . . . Read more

Rana Android Malware Updates Allow WhatsApp, Telegram IM Snooping

The developers behind the Android malware have a new variant that spies on instant messages in WhatsApp, Telegram, Skype and more. Researchers have discovered new samples of a previously discovered Android malware, which is believed to be linked to the APT39 Iranian cyberespionage threat group. The new variant comes with . . . Read more

Google Play Apps Remain Vulnerable to High-Severity Flaw

Patches for a flaw (CVE-2020-8913) in the Google Play Core Library have not been implemented by several popular Google Play apps, including Cisco Teams and Edge. Researchers are warning that several popular Google Play applications – including mobile browser app Edge and business app Cisco Teams – have yet to . . . Read more

Facebook Messenger Bug Allows Spying on Android Users

The company patched a vulnerability that could connected video and audio calls without the knowledge of the person receiving them. Facebook has patched a significant flaw in the Android version of Facebook Messenger that could have allowed attackers to spy on users and potentially identify their surroundings without them knowing. . . . Read more

GO SMS Pro Android App Exposes Private Photos, Videos and Messages

The vulnerable version of the app, which has 100 million users, uses easily predictable URLs to link to private content. A security weakness discovered in the GO SMS Pro Android app can be exploited to publicly expose media sent using the app, according to researchers. The GO SMS Pro application . . . Read more