Malware that cannot be uninstalled by the end user is being pre-loaded onto some cheap Android smartphones. The malware is pre-loaded into the system directory of the handsets at an unknown point within the supply chain.
Kaspersky has discovered a fresh ZeuS malware strain which has targeted financial institutions worldwide. The company says the banking trojan’s latest form has targeted a total of 150 different banks and 20 payment systems worldwide; focusing on the infiltration of online banking.
With hackers stealing millions of credit and debit card numbers with seeming impunity from Target, Home Depot, and other retailers lately, it might seem as if there’s nothing the average consumer can do to protect themselves.
JPMorgan Chase & Co has revealed that the personal information of 83 million accounts were exposed when the company’s computer systems were infiltrated this year, making the data breach one of the largest in history.
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