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First Paid Fake Android Antivirus App Downloaded 10,000 times from Google Play Store

Well, we all are very conscious, when it comes to the security of our personal information, security of our financial data and security of everything related to us. In the world of Smart devices where our Smartphones knows more than we know ourselves.To keep our device protected from harmful viruses, malware or spyware, we totally depend on various security products such as antivirus, firewall and privacy guard apps, that we typically install from some trusted sources, Google Play Store. Most Antivirus apps are available to download for free, but some of them are paid with extra premium features like advance firewall protection, anti theft, App Locker or Cloud Backup etc.But do you believe that just because you’re downloading an application from an official app store and also if its a premium paid version, you’re safe from malicious software? Think twice.In Past, Mobile Security Researchers had spotted numerous fake mobile antivirus scanners that were available for free download at Google’s Play marketplace, but its the first time when a cyber criminals are offering a fake, but paid Antivirus Solution called ‘Virus Shield’ for your Android device at Google’s play store.Virus Shield masquerade itself as an antivirus that claims to “protect you and your personal information from harmful viruses, malware, and spyware” and also “Improve the speed of your phone,” which it does with just a click. Moreover, it claims to have least effect on battery, run in the background, and in addition it also acts as adblock software that will stop those “pesky advertisements,” which we deal every day.MORE THAN $40,000 FRAUD AT GOOGLE PLAY STOREVirus Shield antivirus app costs $3.99, and has been on the Google Play Store for just over a week and has already been successfully downloaded more than 10,000 times by Smartphones users with a 4.7 star review from 1,700 people, that means total amount received by developer is more than $40,000.Even 2,607 users had hit the Google “recommend” button, which means that the antivirus app must be doing great to users who look for trusted and efficient antivirus app to secure their devices.Surely it doesn’t scan or detect anything. Android Police has discovered that the app only changes a red “X” graphic to a red “check” graphic, that’s it, nothing less or more.

The virus shield antivirus app is a total scam and it doesn’t scan or secure your device, which means thousands of users have been scammed out of their money.When the creator (email : Jesse_Carter@live.com) tracked down by the investigators, it revealed that the creator was a well known scammer who was also accused and banned from forums for trying to scam people out of various low-valued online game items. You can check out the code for yourself from here, as the android police have decompiled the app and mirrored the java code on GitHub.There is no such way to protect you from these kinds of fraudsters. All you can do is report the Virus Shield via the Play Store app by listing the app’s “flag as inappropriate,” then tap “other objection” and write about the app’s fraud to users. Alternatively, you can report it on the web. Users are advised to only download applications from known and trusted publishers.

Source: http://whogothack.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/first-paid-fake-android-antivirus-app.html#.Vj-X1_mqqko

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80-year-old man arrested for possessing child porn after taking SD card to Campbell camera store

An elderly man in the South Bay has been arrested for possession of child pornography.

Eighty-year-old Frank Pendergast took an SD memory card to a Campbell camera store Tuesday. Police said that when staffers looked at the card, they found about a dozen pornographic photos.

Pendergast was arrested Tuesday when he returned to the store. Police said they found more evidence during a search of his home.

Investigators are looking into possible other charges.

Pendergast was released from the Santa Clara County Jail on his own recognizance, police said.

Source: http://kron4.com/2015/10/07/80-year-old-man-arrested-for-possessing-child-porn-after-taking-sd-card-to-campbell-camera-store/

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85 legitimate iPhone apps that were infected with malware in the big App Store hack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Apple fans have been criticizing Android for years, fighting back against “walled garden” claims by suggesting that Android’s open nature makes it far more susceptible to hacks and malware. This is indeed often the case, but if you thinkApple’s closed iOS app ecosystem isn’t also vulnerable to attacks, think again. Millions upon millions of iPhone and iPad users were affected by a major App Store hack that was just uncovered, and now we have a list of some of the apps that have reportedly been infected with malware. Here’s the bad news: There are some very popular apps on this list, and the odds are pretty good that one or more of them are on your phone right now. As was reported early Monday morning, Apple has confirmed that the App Store suffered its first ever large-scale attack. Apple confirmed the hack after multiple security firms reported finding malware called “XcodeGhost” in a number of apps that were being distributed on the App Store. Since the details of the attack were made public, a partial list of apps infected with the XcodeGhost malware has been published by security researchers at Palo Alto networks. This list doesn’t cover all of the […]

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FRESNO CELL PHONE STORE BURGLARIZED TWICE IN ONE WEEK

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Owners are now removing cell phones and money from the store every night to deter thieves. Companies that sell mobile phones are being targeted more and more often locally. It’s causing some to take more extreme measures to protect their merchandise. During most of these break-ins, the thieves get thousands of dollars in cell phones. This one was no different, only the suspect opened every drawer in the business except for the one with money in it. The Metro PCS store on Shaw Avenue at Maroa has been hit up twice in a week. Burglars have bashed in the back door and pried their way through a metal screen door and then a triple locked door. “They just took basically all the new models and the merchandise that was in the back that was a new shipment, everything was gone,” said Martin Ramirez, Metro PCS Employee. The suspect, seen in surveillance video, wore dark clothes and a hoody. Cameras show him opening all the locked cabinets — and cleaning them out. He also wore gloves during the crime spree making it more difficult to lift his fingerprints. Martin Ramirez works at the store and says the suspects either scoped it […]

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Police Attacked During Arrest Of Suspect For Credit Card Fraud Attempt In San Bruno Target Store

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

SAN BRUNO (CBS SF) — Police on Monday arrested one of two suspects allegedly involved in aCREDIT CARD fraud attempt and subsequent assault on an officer at a San Bruno department store. Stone Joshua, 20, of Antioch, was arrested on suspicion of assault likely to cause serious injury, assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest and credit card fraud, police said. Officers responded to the Target at 1150 El Camino Real at 3:44 p.m. on a report of a fraud and located the two suspects. Both suspects fled from officers on foot and into a nearby J.C. Penney store, police said. While in the store, one of the suspects, identified as Joshua, threw a glass display table at an officer and punched the officer in the face, police said. Joshua was then taken into custody. The officer suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Police are still searching for a second suspect described as an African American female, 25 to 30 years old and weighing about 150 pounds. Source: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/08/20/police-attacked-arrest-suspect-for-credit-card-fraud-attempt-san-bruno-target-store/

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Fake driver’s license, credit card used to make $1,000 in purchases from Mansfield Township store, court records say

Fake driver’s license, credit card used to make $1,000 in purchases from Mansfield Township store, court records say

View complete sizeA 27-year-old man has been charged right after police say he utilised a fake driver’s license to open a credit account at Kohl’s and then racked up almost $1,000 in buy on the card. Express-Occasions File PhotoA 27-year-old […]

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IPhone 6 pre-orders crash Apple Store and iPhone 6 Plus sells out

IPhone 6 pre-orders crash Apple Store and iPhone 6 Plus sells out

The iPhone 6 became available for pre-order on Apple’s online store Friday morning — though “available” is a relative term. Eager customers encountered lengthy delays, and others couldn’t even access the website. Some customers were reporting that the larger iPhone […]

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UPS Store franchise outlets hacked

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

UPS Store franchise outlets hacked

Local networks of 51 UPS Store outlets in 24 states have been infected with a virus which steals customers’ credit and debit card numbers and personal data. The perpetrators could have been collecting information for over six months. The hackers […]

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