Fernando Ruiz is a Security Researcher in McAfee Labs. He specializes in mobile threats and Android malware. Ruiz performs deep analysis and reverse engineering of malicious code, packers, and vulnerabilities; and creates detection technologies to proactively protect people against a wide spectrum of malware and potentially unwanted programs.

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BRATA Keeps Sneaking into Google Play, Now Targeting USA and Spain

Recently, the McAfee Mobile Research Team uncovered several new variants of the Android malware family BRATA being distributed in Google...

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Android/LeifAccess.A is the Silent Fake Reviewer Trojan

The McAfee Mobile Research team has identified an Android malware family dubbed Android/LeifAccess.A that has been active since May 2019....

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Android Click-Fraud App Repurposed as DDoS Botnet

The McAfee Mobile Research Team tracks the behavior of Android click-fraud apps. We have detected multiple implementations, including recent examples...

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Android Click-Fraud Apps Briefly Return to Google Play

Click-fraud apps frequently appear on Google Play and third-party markets. They are sometimes hard to identify because the malicious behavior...

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LeakerLocker: Mobile Ransomware Acts Without Encryption

We recently found on Google Play a type of mobile ransomware that does not encrypt files. This malware extorts a...

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Fake WannaCry ‘Protectors’ Emerge on Google Play

Are Android devices affected by the self-propagating ransomware WannaCry? No—because this threat exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. This malware...

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Obfuscated Malware Discovered on Google Play

The McAfee Labs Mobile Malware Research team found early this week on Google Play a set of malware published by...

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‘Cat-Loving’ Mobile Ransomware Operates With Control Panel

Recently the McAfee Labs Mobile Malware Research team found a sample of ransomware for Android with botnet capabilities and a...

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Android Malware Clicker.G!Gen Found on Google Play

Recently the Mobile Malware Research Team of McAfee found on Google Play a new campaign of Android/Clicker.G in dozens of...

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Android App Contains Windows Worm

When developers are unaware of security they open the door to threats against their customers and users. We are not...

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