September 18, 2023
An Android framework privilege escalation vulnerability, was recently discovered being exploited in the wild, and has since been fixed by the 2023-09-01
Apple released two security updates, 16.6.1 and 15.7.9 for iOS and iPadOS to address the vulnerabilities exploited by the BlastPass exploitation chain.
Apple released Rapid Security Response (RSR) late last week to cover for a vulnerability which is affecting all iPhones and iPads.
CISA announced 7 actively exploited vulnerabilities recently which were fixed by the vendors over the time.
Apple released two new iOS versions, iOS 16.5.1 and iOS 15.7.7, last week. In a recently released Lookout threat guidance for Operation Triangulation, we described the severity of the Triangulation malware.
Triangulation malware is now known to be in use against Kaspersky employees for at least four years.
Google released an emergency patch for a new zero-day vulnerability tracked as CVE-2023-3079 on June 5th.
Apple recently released two critical updates for iOS with heavy security implications.
Google Project Zero listed 18 vulnerabilities in Samsung Exynos modems produced by Samsung Semiconductor.
Pinduoduo, a large Chinese online retailer, recently had their app removed from both the Google Play Store and iOS App Store because of malicious activity in their app.
iOS 16.4.1 includes two critical fixes for two zero day vulnerabilities, CVE-2023-28206 and CVE-2023-28205, that have known exploits in the wild.
Apple recently released iOS 16.3.1, which includes a number of critical security fixes for vulnerabilities including CVE-2023-23514 and CVE-2023-23529.
Apple recently released two software updates with security fixes: iOS 16.1.2 and iOS 16.2.
Google patched a new zero-day found in the GPU component of the Chromium open-source web browser causing a heap buffer overflow.
Google TAG under Project Zero revealed an active kill chain that exploits vulnerabilities in Samsung devices.
Google recently released a patch for a new zero-day vulnerability found in the Chromium open-source web browser project, which provides the codebase behind popular web browser
Apple recently released a software update to iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16 to patch a zero-day kernel vulnerability identified as CVE-2022- 42827
Google released a patch for a new zero-day vulnerability found in the Chromium open-source web browser project, which provides the codebase behind some popular web browsers.
Apple released a software update to iOS and iPadOS 15.6.1 to patch a zero-day kernel vulnerability identified as CVE-2022-32917.
Threat researchers discovered multiple Google Play listings for dropper apps which installed the infamous mobile banking trojan Sharkbot.
Apple released a software update to iOS and iPadOS 15.6 to patch two core zero-day vulnerabilities, CVE-2022-32894 (Kernel) and CVE-2022-32893 (Webkit).
Apple released a software update to iOS and iPadOS 15.5 to patch 35 issues, including two critical vulnerabilities identified by Lookout which grant control of the device.
The Lookout Threat Intel team's recent discovery of Hermit, a mobile surveillanceware tool, shows how mobile surveillanceware could adversely affect enterprise organizations
Researchers recently discovered and disclosed to Google nine vulnerabilities in Google Chrome for Android. The vulnerabilities are CVE-2022-1633 through CVE-2022-1641.
Google's Threat Analysis Group recently discovered and disclosed an exploitable vulnerability in Chromium, which is identified as CVE-2022-1364.
Google recently discovered and disclosed an exploitable vulnerability in Chromium, which is identified as CVE-2022-0609.
Apple released an urgent software update to iOS 15.3 to patch a vulnerability in Apple’s WebKit browser engine, which enabled attackers to execute arbitrary code remotely.
There has been a critical vulnerability in Acrobat Reader for Android devices that could enable an unauthorized user to execute arbitrary code executing on the user’s device.
The Alien mobile malware, which is a variant of Cerberus, joins the likes of Eventbot, Cerberus, and Anubis as well-known and highly customizable banking malware.
This one-page threat guidance provides insight into the newly-discovered Predator spyware, which was discovered alongside Pegasus on two Egyptians' phones.
Mobile rooting malware found on Google Play, Amazon Appstore, and the Samsung Galaxy Store.
Apple released an urgent software update for iOS 15.0.1, in response to the latest zero-day vulnerability in the IOMobileFrameBuffer.
Security researchers recently unveiled a long-standing campaign that was being carried out by a new Iranian threat actor known as MalKamak.
Apple released an urgent software update for iOS 14.7 to patch a vulnerability that was found to be exploitable by attackers using the surveillanceware known as Pegasus.
A data leak of more than 50,000 phone numbers revealed a list of identified persons of interest by clients of NSO, developers of the Pegasus malware, since 2016.
Kaseya recently fell victim to a ransomware attack executed by the REvil group. In all between 800 and 1,500 businesses down the chain were affected by this attack.
Dozens of crypto apps in the Play Store have scammed money from over 93,000 individuals
A number of apps that come preinstalled on Android devices were found to have vulnerabilities that could be exploited on any Samsung device.
Attackers were able to gain access to EA's infrastructure with employee credentials in cookies from Slack and exfiltrate almost 1TB of data.
The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack demonstrated how cybercrime groups exploit diminishing visibility, legacy security systems, and mobile devices to extort money.
Several vulnerabilities discovered in the Pulse Secure VPN are being exploited by threat actors to bypass authentication and install malware in enterprise infrastructure.
Attackers are using phone numbers leaked from Facebook to socially engineer mobile users into downloading malicious apps infected with the FluBot banking trojan
A customizable Malware-as-a-Service banking trojan delivered through any app with messaging capabilities.
Apple released an urgent software update to iOS 14.4 to patch a vulnerability in Apple’s WebKit browser engine, which enabled attackers to perform arbitrary cross-scripting.
Australian government officials were targeted by a mobile phishing campaign through Telegram and WhatsApp, where attackers could send messages on their behalf.
The expanded remote workforce has increased organizations’ threat surface in the cloud, which resulted in a surge of attacks and breaches on Microsoft Office 365 services.
Novel Android surveillanceware developed by pro-India APT group Confucius targeting Pakistani officials
Solarwinds showed the effectiveness of a software supply chain attack, an effective tactic for compromising a high volume of devices with a single infected software update.
A blackmail and sextortion campaign targeting individual users on both iOS and Android
This vulnerability affects Chrome for Android v86.0.4240.185 and below. In the event of a successful exploit, the actor could access any capability that the browser has.
This is a variant of an existing mobile ransomware with novel techniques and behavior on Android devices.
Vulnerability in Firefox for Android, found in the app's SSDP protocols, allows an attacker to trigger actions on a victim’s device if connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
This vulnerability in Instagram for Android app versions prior to 188.8.131.52.128 could allow attackers to take control of Instagram's functionality and permissions.
The advertising SDK by Mintegral used in iOS apps had some risky permissions that could violate end-user privacy.
This Twitter phone spear phishing attack compromised the accounts of influential individuals and exemplifies the effectiveness of voice phishing, also known as vishing.
The Lookout Threat Intelligence team discovered four Android surveillanceware tools used to target the Uyghur ethnic minority group.
Lookout conducted an in-depth analysis of the fake TikTok Pro app and has classified it as toll fraud malware.
Unc0ver is a widely used jailbreak present in the market for some time, and more recently started taking advantage of an iOS kernel vulnerability discovered in 2019.
This new variant of the banking malware Cerberus has been observed being distributed via a breached MDM.
A vulnerability in the native iOS Mail app allowed an attacker to execute an attack with zero or one-click.
In April 2020, Lookout released findings on a long-running surveillanceware campaign with ties to Syrian nation-state actors.
The Voatz vulnerability, discovered by researchers at MIT, could allow hackers to see someone’s vote or even change their vote.
This attackers behind this remote access trojan (RAT) attack used social engineering to target Israeli Defense Force (IDF) soldiers.
Apple announced three exploitable vulnerabilities in iOS 14.3. Two of them were tied to the Apple WebKit, while the third was a vulnerability of the device kernel.
Amazon's CEO was targeted by a mobile advanced persistent threat (APT) that enabled the attacker to steal data with a compromised video file sent to the victim via WhatsApp.
In January 2020, two US military organizations banned TikTok because of communication with servers in China and Russia.
ToTok is a very popular chat app used in the Middle East that was discovered to be spying on all its users despite not having any nefarious permissions built into the app.
This malware can deploy second-stage malware payloads which can steal user login information, keylog, deploy ransomware, and bypass MFA with SMS interception.
AzSpy appeared to be part of a commercial Android spy platform, known as FullSpy, with a user login page to monitor infected devices.
This campaign targeted non-governmental organizations around the world, including but not limited to UN and humanitarian organizations.
ArmaSpy was a surveillance family, which appears to have been targeting Iranian users since late 2016 with new samples discovered as recently as mid-2019
Joker is a widely-used trojan that continues to appear in apps on the Google Play Store.
SimJacker is a vulnerability in the SIM card of certain iOS and Android devices that is executed via a specially crafted SMS message sent to the target device.
Monokle is an advanced and highly-targeted surveillanceware developed by Russian firm STC. It has a number of unique capabilities for stealing data from Android devices
Monokle is a new and sophisticated set of custom Android surveillanceware tools developed by the Russia-based company, Special Technology Centre, Ltd.
This is a family of applications that infects programs by adding its own components to a target Android Package (APK) without changing its digital signature.
BeiTaAd is a well-obfuscated advertising plugin that forcibly displayed ads on the user’s lock screen, triggered video and audio advertisements even while the phone is asleep.
Lookout Phishing AI detected a phishing campaign impersonating local government websites, including the City of San Mateo, City of Tampa, and Dallas County.