This section registers the most relevant incidents or public events related to the cybersecurity and information and communication technologies (ICT), in a way that a chronological history of them is available, together with their main links, references and information sources.
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Google withdraws applications from the developer DO Global from Play Store
Google has removed applications from the Chinese developer of DO Global software, including file manager ES File Explorer, from its Google Play store due to fraud in its advertising system and...
WhatsApp fixes a security issue in video calls
Natalie Silvanovich, security researcher at Google Project Zero, found a vulnerability in August 2018, reported later to WhatsApp, that could compromise an account by simply responding to a video...
Android malware steals information from messaging applications
The cybersecurity company Trustlook has published an article describing a new malware for Android camouflaged in an application called Cloud Module. This application is aimed at Chinese users and...
Preinstalled malware on 5 million Android phones
Over 5 million Android phones has been discovered with preinstalled malware by default. The malware is called RottenSys, it comes camouflaged as an app called “System Wi-Fi Service”. All devices...
Millions of Android used to mine cryptocurrencies
Researcher Jérôme Segura of Malwarebytes Labs has published a report that shows that many websites have been used to mine Monero cryptocurrencies fraudulently.All affected devices had an Android...
Discovered failure on mobile phones with Qualcomm’s Processors
Some popular mobile devices (Nokia, Nexus, Xiaomi, and others) that implements Qualcomm’s Spnapdrgoon processors could be vulnerable with a critical security vulnerability discovered by Security...
14 million Android devices infected with malware CopyCat
Judy virus infects 36 million Android devices
The study, published by security company Check Point, claims to have discovered a new virus, called Judy, which has infected more than 36 million Android devices.The purpose of this virus is to use...
Millions of devices affected by a vulnerability in a Broadcom chip
Gal Beniamini, a member of Google's Project Zero research group, has released the technical details regarding to the detection of a critical vulnerability in a Wi-Fi chipset manufactured by...