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"Samsung Galaxy Store App vulnerable...to SneakyApp installs and fraud."

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Massive Ad Fraud Scheme Targeted Over 11 Million Devices with 1,700 Spoofed Apps

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Gamaredon Group Launches Cyberattacks Against Ukraine Using Telegram

The Russian state-sponsored cyber espionage group known as Gamaredon has continued its digital onslaught against Ukraine, with recent attacks leveraging the popular messaging app Telegram to strike military and law enforcement sectors in the country. "The Gamaredon group's network infrastructure relies on multi-stage Telegram accounts for victim profiling and confirmation of geographic ...

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WhatsApp Hit with €5.5 Million Fine for Violating Data Protection Laws

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