While ITS' connectivity offers new opportunities for innovation and convenience, it also widens the attack surface and provides new opportunities for cybercriminals to take advantage of, often at enterprises' and the public's expense and safety.
Researchers discovered a vulnerability in Android devices that allows malware to hijack legitimate apps. Using this vulnerability, cybercriminals could trick users into granting permissions to their malicious apps and provide openings for phishing pages.
For over a year, Microsoft has been monitoring a malware strain they named “Dexphot” that has been infecting Windows devices since October 2018. The malware used computer resources to mine cryptocurrency and profit from the attack.