Europol, Europe’s criminal intelligence agency, has painted a grim picture of threats that will be ushered in alongside the Internet of Things (IoT), even predicting that a death caused by an by internet-connected device may happen within the year.
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.
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