Carlos Castillo

Mobile Malware Researcher

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Carlos Castillo specializes in the analysis of mobile threats and Android malware. Castillo performs static and dynamic analysis of suspicious applications to support McAfee’s Mobile Security for Android product. He is the author of the McAfee-published white paper, "Android Malware Past, Present, and Future,” and wrote the “Hacking Android" section of the book, "Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets & Solutions.” As a recognized mobile malware researcher, Castillo has presented at several security industry events, including 8.8 Computer Security Conference and Segurinfo, a leading information security conference in South America.

Prior to his position at McAfee, Castillo performed security compliance audits for the Superintendencia Financiera of Colombia, and worked at security startup Easy Solutions Inc., where he conducted penetration tests on web applications, helped shut down phishing and malicious websites, supported security and network appliances, performed functional software testing, and assisted in research and development related to anti-electronic fraud. Castillo joined the world of malware research when he won ESET Latin America’s Best Antivirus Research contest with a paper titled, “Sexy View: The Beginning of Mobile Botnets.” Castillo holds a degree in systems engineering from the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Is This Your Photo? No, It’s SMS Spam With Mobile Malware
One of the most important concerns of Internet users is privacy. For this reason one of the...
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Android App SandroRAT Targets Polish Banking Users via Phishing Email
Europe is currently under attack by spammers trying to get control of Android devices. In Germany the...
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‘DHL’ SMS Spam Distributes Android Malware in Germany
One of the most common methods for distributing PC malware is the use of email spam messages...
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iBanking Mobile Trojan Poses as Facebook Token Generator
Mobile banking Trojans have usually pretended to be security applications (for example, Zitmo) or legitimate banking apps (FakeToken...
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Phishing Attack Replaces Android Banking Apps With Malware
Mobile devices are also increasingly being used to manage a critical and important asset for all of...
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Fake Cleaning Apps in Google Play: an AutoRun Attack and More
Almost exactly one year ago, Google announced the addition of a “new layer to Android security,” a...
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Android Malware Promises Video While Stealing Contacts
Recently we discovered a new Android Trojan in the official Google Play market that displays a video...
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Android Malware Pairs Man-in-the-Middle With Remote-Controlled Banking Trojan
Based on the Android malware that we’ve seen so far, one of the principal motivations to develop...
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Google Code Projects Host Android Malware
[March 1: See update at end] Google Code is a well-known platform that provides a collaborative environment...
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Android DIY DoS App Boosts Hacktivism in South America
Hacktivism has become very popular in recent years; one of its leading agents is the online community...
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Satanbot Employs VBScript to Create Botnet
Malware is on the rise. At the beginning of 2008, our malware collection had 10 million samples....
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Spitmo vs Zitmo: Banking Trojans Target Android
SpyEye and Zeus are probably the most prevalent and active Trojan “banker” families seen in the wild....
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