Google Play caught hosting an app that steals users’ cryptocurrency

Enlarge (credit: Yu Chun Christopher Wong/S3studio/Getty Images) Google Play has been caught hosting yet another malicious app, this time one that was designed to steal cryptocurrency from unwitting end users, researchers said Friday. The malware, which masqueraded as a legitimate cryptocurrency app, worked by replacing wallet addresses copied into the Android clipboard with one belonging […]

Google Maps Street View: Man looks very strange in bizarre photo – what is he holding?

Google Maps Street View has captured a man in an incredibly bizarre shot in the city of Athens, Greece. He can be seen walking along a large paved area alongside numerous others. The man is wearing jeans, trainers and a grey polo neck T-shirt – so far, so normal. However, in his left arm, at […]

Google Maps Street View: Unusual security breach spotted – you’ll never guess who’s guilty

Google Maps Street View has photographed an incredibly odd image in Australia. It appears to show a security breach underway – but the perpetrators are not what one would expect. The snap, taken on the Canberra Centenary Trail, shows an outpost for emergency services. The small building comes with the sign “ACT (Australian Capital Territory) […]

Google Maps Street View: Gruesome sight spotted among Hollywood tourists

Google Maps Street View has captured a horrifying image taken near the Hollywood sign in California, USA. The disturbing photo appears to show the head of a woman hanging from a pole flying the American flag. The seemingly decapitated head faces toward the ground with a ponytail hanging downwards. The black pole, with what looks […]

Google Play malware used phones’ motion sensors to conceal itself

Enlarge (credit: Andri Koolme / Flickr) Malicious apps hosted in the Google Play market are trying a clever trick to avoid detection—they monitor the motion-sensor input of an infected device before installing a powerful banking trojan to make sure it doesn’t load on emulators researchers use to detect attacks. The thinking behind the monitoring is […]

Google Maps Street View: Terrifying sight spotted in New Mexico – what happened?

Google Maps Street View has captured an image that looks like something out of a nightmare. It has photographed a road in New Mexico, USA that appears nothing like a normal road. More like Edvard Munch’s The Scream painting than a real location, Highway 285, near Albuquerque, is an array of blurred colours. Google Maps […]

Google Maps Street View: Woman ‘astounded’ when she spots incredible sight on Google

Google Maps Street View has captured what, at first glance, appears to be a normal-looking residential street in the UK. The Google image shows a row of not-out-the-ordinary houses under an overcast sky. However, this angle of the street, in particular, focuses on one two-storey house and its driveway. In front of the house, at […]