New strain of trojan EventBot can clear out bank accounts

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Researchers are reported to be analysing EventBot, a new strain of Android malware that does not yet exist in the wild.

New strain of trojan EventBot

Cybereason researchers did this by observing submissions to virus detection site VirusTotal not from the general public, but from one source presumed to be cyber thieves testing whether the trojan would be spotted.

Its creators call the malware EventBot, though if it is released it could be disguised within other apps that claim to be games or utilities, or marketed as a component to other criminals. In the Cybereason report, the researchers describe

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Dr. Scott Gottlieb cautions on coronavirus mutation study, new strain

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Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday urged caution about a new study that suggests the coronavirus has mutated, with the new, dominant strain appearing to be even more contagious. 

“It doesn’t prove that this new strain is in fact more infectious,” Gottlieb said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” 

According to researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the new strain of the coronavirus started to spread in Europe in early February and then migrated to other parts of the world, including the U.S. By the end of March, this new strain became the dominant form of the virus in the U.S.

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