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Google offers Refunds to users scammed by fake "Virus Shield" app

Google is trying to maintain its reputation by offering refunds to those android users who were scammed by a fake antivirus app "Virus Shield".

Earlier this month, Android Police uncovered a fake virus scanner which was hosted in Google's Play Store that did nothing other than changing the icon and led the users into believing their devices are safe.

This fake paid app($3.99) was downloaded by more than 10,000 users before Google and others became aware of the true nature of this app.  In fact, this app reached number one position in the Top Paid apps list.

However, the developer of this app told the Guardian that one of their developers mistakenly uploaded the wrong version of "Virus Shield" application.  At the time, he also promised to refund users who bought their app.

But, Google seems to have decided not to lose thousands of users who are unhappy about the lax security mechanism which allowed such fake apps to be published.

According to Android Police report, Google is not only issuing refunds to purchasers but also offering them $5 promotional credit using which you can buy apps, books and music in Google Play store.

LK Advani's official website hacked by Pakistani Hacker

Screenshot of Defacement

The next day after Bihar BJP's official website get hacked by hacker claimed to be from Pakistan, the official website of Senior BJP Leader LK Advani (www.lkadvani.in) also got defaced by the same hacker.

The hacker who called himself Muhammad Bilal began the defacement message by saying "I'M Back ;D gOOd mOrNing Narendra Modi".  The hacker also wrote "Free Kashmir..Freedom is our goal."

The hacker also claimed to have defaced the websites of Bharti Janta Party In Lok Sabha and Bharti Janta Party In Rajya Sabha.

A screenshot published in the hacker's profile shows that he also gained access to the database server.  The accessed information includes email IDs, hashed-passwords, phone numbers and other details.

At the time of writing, the LK Advani's website is down for maintenance.

Bihar BJP website hacked and defaced by Pakistani Hackers

Bharatiya Janata Party's(BJP) website once again has been targeted by hackers claimed to be from Pakistan.

This time, a hacker named Muhammad Bilal from Pak Cyber Experts group breached the official Bihar Bjp website(www.biharbjp.org) and defaced the home page.

The defacement contains a picture of person standing on Narendra Modi's photo and posted some comments.  The hacker also called India as Stupid.

"I just woke up for reading Namaz. I just thought i will check BJP website :D good site it was :( then my mind changed :( i thought to write 'Pakistan Army' or 'pakistan zindabad' on the site of people who say [redacted] about Pakistan." defacement message reads(translated).

The hacker has a past history of attacking Indian websites and Modi's related websites.

This is not the first time BJP's websites being defaced by Pakistani Hackers.  Earlier this month, hacker with online handle 'Sniper Haxxx' defaced the BJP Junagadh unit's website.

It seems like the website was defaced before 14 hours. The website is still showing the defacement. You can find the mirror of the defacement here: http://zone-h.com/mirror/id/22233554

New variant of Java RAT can use your Android device to mine Litecoin

A new variant of old Java RAT "UNRECOM" is being distributed via spam emails, detected by TrendMicro.

One such spam mail is pretending to be from American Express, informs recipients that their account have been suspended due to suspicious activity.

"Attached to this mail is your statement with the irregular activities highlighted. Please fill in the required information in the form also attached, this is required for us to continue to offer you service in a safe and risk free environment" The spam mail reads.

The attachment is none other than the Java Remote Access Trojan.


So, What is New ?
We aware this Java RAT can run on multiple platforms.  Now, it is capable of running on Android Devices. It has also Litecoin-mining plugin.  Other than that, it can capture screenshots and display messages.

In addition, the malware has also APK binder component, means it can be used to take legitimate android apps and turn them into malware.

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