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Trojan Threat

TROJAN THREAT

TROJAN THREAT

These Android apps will STEAL your bank info and send fake texts – uninstall them now.

ANDROID phone owners need to immediately check their smartphones for dangerous apps.

Cybersecurity experts have revealed a long list of malicious apps that can steal your bank info – and have been installed by tens of thousands of users.

ESET

Examples of fake apps that can steal your info were revealed by security experts at ESET.

Tech security firm ESET says all of the apps have now been removed from the Google Play Store, but phone users will need to delete them manually.

The dangerous apps “masquerade” as device boosters and cleaners, battery managers and horoscope apps – but they’re actually elaborate hacking tools.

“Malware authors keep testing the vigilance of Android users by sneaking disguised mobile banking Trojans into the Google Play Store,” wrote ESET’s Lukas Stefanko.

“They can intercept and redirect text messages to bypass SMS-based two-factor authentication, intercept call logs, and download and install other apps on the compromised device.”

By sending and receiving texts from your device, it’s possible for hackers to gain access to almost any of your web accounts.

This could put your social media profiles, banking apps and gaming accounts at risk.

When the apps are launched, they display a fake error message that says they’ve been removed because of incompatibility with your device.

The app will then hide, or sometimes pretend to function normally.

But behind the scenes, the app will send and read text messages, impersonate banking apps, and even download and install other applications.

How to stay safe

According to ESET, it’s possible to fix your issues by simply uninstalling the apps.

You can do this by heading to Settings > General > Application manager / Apps.

However, if any third-party services have been compromised, you’ll need to change your passwords on those accounts manually.

It’s worth checking your bank for suspicious transactions too

The following apps were listed as being ‘compromised’:

  • Power Manager
  • Astro Plus
  • Master Cleaner – CPU Booster
  • Master Clean – Power Booster
  • Super Boost Cleaner
  • Super Fast Cleaner
  • Daily Horoscope For All Zodiac Signs
  • Phone Booster – Clean Master
  • Speed Cleaner – CPU Cooler
  • Ultra Phone Booster
  • Free Daily Horoscope 2019
  • Free Daily Horoscope Plus – Astrology Online
  • Phone Power Booster
  • Ultra Cleaner – Power Boost
  • Master Cleaner – CPU Booster
  • Daily Horoscope – Astrological Forecast
  • Speed Cleaner – CPU Cooler
  • Horoscope 2018
  • Meu Horóscopo
  • Master Clean – Power Booster
  • Boost Your Phone
  • Phone Cleaner – Booster, Optimizer
  • Clean Master Pro Booster 2018
  • Clean Master – Booster Pro
  • Android cleaner
  • Daily Horoscope
  • Personal Horoscope

 

Local Crime

RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF

Local Crime Alert

Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of an attempted burglary to a secured dwelling in Great Lane, Greetham. Unknown person(s) have attempted entry via a rear door but were unsuccessful. This incident occurred between 30/09/2018 08:00 & 01/11/2018 10:25

Two reports of criminal damage to property in High St East Uppingham. Unknown person(s) have painted graffiti on a wall and a bin. These incident occurred between 02/11/2018 17:00 & 03/11/2018 08:45

One report of an attempted burglary to a secured dwelling in Bramble Close, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) have attempted entry via a front door but were unsuccessful. This incident occurred between 02/11/2018 19:30 & 03/11/2018 12:30.

In the last week we have had 5 reports of vehicles broken into and in the majority of cases property taken. Locations were Lyddington, Glaston & Market Overton x 3. Entry in all cases was gained by smashing vehicle windows.

Events

Beat Surgery on the Hopper Bus on 10th November between 11:00 & 12:00.

Beat Surgery at The Potting Shed Café, Ashwell, on 16th November between 10:00 & 11:00

Beat Surgery at Barrowden Community Shop on 16th November between 11:00 & 12:00

Beat Surgery at Uppingham Methodist Church on 16th November between 10:00 & 11:00

Latest News

Extortion ScamCyber criminals send victims their own passwords in extortion scam. Cyber criminals are attempting to blackmail unsuspecting victims by claiming to have used the victims’ password to install spying malware on the victims’ computer. The criminals claim they’ve recorded videos of the victim watching adult material by activating their webcam when they visit these websites. What makes this scam so convincing is that the email usually includes a genuine password the victim has used for one of their online accounts. We believe criminals obtain the passwords from data breaches.

What to do if you get one of these emails? Don’t reply to the email, or be pressured into paying. The police advise that you do not pay criminals. Try flagging the email as spam/junk if you receive it multiple times. Perform a password reset as soon as possible on any accounts where you’ve used the password mentioned in the email. Always use a strong, separate password for important accounts, such as your email. Where available, enable two-factor authentication (2FA). Always install the latest software and app updates. Install, or enable anti-virus software on your laptops and computers and keep it updated.

If you receive one of these emails, report it to Action Fraud’s phishing reporting tool. If you have received one of these emails and paid the ransom, report it to your local police force.

What will you be buying online this Christmas? –The lead-up to Christmas is a time when, for many of us, our spending soars. This year, even more of us will be taking advantage of the choice, convenience and best prices that we can only get online … whether it’s those special presents, a festive break or that outfit that’s sold out on the high street. Unfortunately, however, November and December are also the busiest time for fraudsters – who exploit the fact that you’re distracted and will do anything to find a bargain.

We’ve come up with these expert, easy-to-follow safety tips to help protect you from falling victim to seasonal scams such as fraudulent shopping websites, fake goods, convincing phishing emails and ads for offers that are too good to be true.

    • Don’t pay for anything by transferring money directly to people or companies you don’t know, however desperate you are to buy. If it’s a fraud, it’s doubtful the bank will be able to recover or refund your money. The safest way to pay for anything is by credit card.
    • Make sure shopping websites are authentic by carefully checking the address is spelled correctly. Fraudsters can set up convincing websites with very similar spelling to the authentic one.
    • Ensure that payment pages are secure, by checking that addresses begin with ‘https’ (‘s’ is for secure) and there’s a closed padlock in the address bar.
    • When you’ve finished paying, log out of your account. Simply closing the page may not do this automatically.
    • If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, report it to @actionfrauduk at www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

#safechristmas  http://www.getsafeonline.org/christmas More next week.

Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can call Leicestershire Police by dialing 101 (calls cost 15p) or call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Local Crime Update

RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF

Local Crime Alert

Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of an attempted burglary to a secured dwelling in Great Lane, Greetham. Unknown person(s) have attempted entry via a rear door but were unsuccessful. This incident occurred between 30/09/2018 08:00 & 01/11/2018 10:25.

Two reports of criminal damage to property in High St East Uppingham. Unknown person(s) have painted graffiti on a wall and a bin. These incident occurred between 02/11/2018 17:00 & 03/11/2018 08:45

One report of an attempted burglary to a secured dwelling in Bramble Close, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) have attempted entry via a front door but were unsuccessful. This incident occurred between 02/11/2018 19:30 & 03/11/2018 12:30.

In the last week we have had 5 reports of vehicles broken into and in the majority of cases property taken. Locations were Lyddington, Glaston & Market Overton x 3. Entry in all cases was gained by smashing vehicle windows.

Events

Beat Surgery on the Hopper Bus on 10th November between 11:00 & 12:00.

Beat Surgery at The Potting Shed Café, Ashwell, on 16th November between 10:00 & 11:00

Beat Surgery at Barrowden Community Shop on 16th November between 11:00 & 12:00

Beat Surgery at Uppingham Methodist Church on 16th November between 10:00 & 11:00

Latest News

Extortion ScamCyber criminals send victims their own passwords in extortion scam. Cyber criminals are attempting to blackmail unsuspecting victims by claiming to have used the victims’ password to install spying malware on the victims’ computer. The criminals claim they’ve recorded videos of the victim watching adult material by activating their webcam when they visit these websites. What makes this scam so convincing is that the email usually includes a genuine password the victim has used for one of their online accounts. We believe criminals obtain the passwords from data breaches.

What to do if you get one of these emails? Don’t reply to the email, or be pressured into paying. The police advise that you do not pay criminals. Try flagging the email as spam/junk if you receive it multiple times. Perform a password reset as soon as possible on any accounts where you’ve used the password mentioned in the email. Always use a strong, separate password for important accounts, such as your email. Where available, enable two-factor authentication (2FA). Always install the latest software and app updates. Install, or enable anti-virus software on your laptops and computers and keep it updated.

If you receive one of these emails, report it to Action Fraud’s phishing reporting tool. If you have received one of these emails and paid the ransom, report it to your local police force.

What will you be buying online this Christmas? –The lead-up to Christmas is a time when, for many of us, our spending soars. This year, even more of us will be taking advantage of the choice, convenience and best prices that we can only get online … whether it’s those special presents, a festive break or that outfit that’s sold out on the high street. Unfortunately, however, November and December are also the busiest time for fraudsters – who exploit the fact that you’re distracted and will do anything to find a bargain.

We’ve come up with these expert, easy-to-follow safety tips to help protect you from falling victim to seasonal scams such as fraudulent shopping websites, fake goods, convincing phishing emails and ads for offers that are too good to be true.

  • Don’t pay for anything by transferring money directly to people or companies you don’t know, however desperate you are to buy. If it’s a fraud, it’s doubtful the bank will be able to recover or refund your money. The safest way to pay for anything is by credit card.
  • Make sure shopping websites are authentic by carefully checking the address is spelled correctly. Fraudsters can set up convincing websites with very similar spelling to the authentic one.
  • Ensure that payment pages are secure, by checking that addresses begin with ‘https’ (‘s’ is for secure) and there’s a closed padlock in the address bar.
  • When you’ve finished paying, log out of your account. Simply closing the page may not do this automatically.
  • If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, report it to @actionfrauduk at actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

#safechristmas  http://www.getsafeonline.org/christmas More next week.

Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can call Leicestershire Police by dialing 101 (calls cost 15p) or call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Crime Alerts.

Exton.  Criminal damage to vision/gauge element of oil storage tank at dwelling in Stamford Road, between 8.10 and 29.10.18.

  1. As winter approaches oil stores are topped up and we can expect a series of thefts from domestic oil tanks. This may be the start of a series of attacks on domestic heating oil stocks.  Please consider your security by looking under ‘Crime Prevention on our website under Heating oil theft.

Whissendine.  Burglary dwelling Whissendine Road, between 8.50am and 12.50pm 31.10.18 (Wed).  Entry by climbing onto flat roof, smash bedroom window.  Untidy search upstairs.  Not yet known what stolen.

Langham.  Theft of smartphone (recovered minus cover) between 12 noon and 4.38pm, 31.10.18 (Wed), from Rutland Garden Centre, Ashwell Road.

South Beat.

Uppingham area.  Building site for 6 homes in Leicester Road overnight 25/26.10.18 (Thurs/Frid).  Force metal fencing from wall, enter site smash windows and doors to enter 6 homes in course construction.  6 boilers stolen (£3000), damage est £3000.  Clearly a vehicle used, probably a van.

Belton in Rutland.  Theft of trailer from premises set back from New Road, between 3.30pm 11.10 and 8pm 26.10.18.  Stolen a small Ifor Williams P6 750kg trailer bearing rear plate **13GOJ.  Serial number known.

Barrowden.  Theft of power tools from motor vehicle, Kings Lane between 4-4.10pm 29.10.18 (Monday).  Whilst owner taking property into home finds person removing power tools from rear vehicle.  Stolen Metabo make S1 angle grinder, disc and battery (value £310).  Suspect white male 30-40 years, wearing jeans grey baseball cap and jacket.  Got into grey Toyota Avencis (driver in vehicle) and drove off.

There have been many such crimes please be on lookout for grey Avencis, if seen loitering in questionable circumstances, do not approach but take index number and pass (tel 101) to police Rutland quoting Operation Pioneer.

Uppingham Beat.

Uppingham.  Burglary dwelling overnight 30/31.10.18 (Tues/Wed) two adjacent houses Firs Avenue.  Entry at rear force plastic panel rear door.  Stolen Ted Baker watch and bottle Jim Beam whiskey.