The H – (International) Android malware carries Windows snooping app. Kaspersky has found malware being distributed through the Google Play store that loads malware onto PCs once an infected Android device is plugged in to a PC running Windows.
Threatpost – (International) Google blocks high profile sites after advertising provider NetSeer is hacked. Advertising network NetSeer’s corporate Web site was injected with malware, causing Google Chrome users to see malware warnings while trying to visit sites with ads served by NetSeer.
ComputerWorld – (International) Oracle releases Java patch update. Oracle released an ahead-of-schedule patch for Java SE to close 50 vulnerabilities, some of them critical.
Help Net Security – (National) Aerospace and defense firms targeted with clever spear phishing. A new spearphishing campaign is targeting directors, vice presidents, and other top management of companies in the aerospace and defense industry and the U.S. government via a malicious .PDF file, which, once opened, creates a permanent backdoor and exfiltrates data from the victim’s computer.
Softpedia – (International) Turkish hackers upload malicious browser extension to official Chrome web store. Kaspersky discovered that hackers are attempting to distribute malicious browser extensions through the official Google Chrome store. Google is attempting to remove the malware; similar fake extensions have been found for Mozilla’s Firefox browser.