Be careful what you install, even if it’s from the official app/repository store. This also goes for browser extensions, docker images, Notepad++ add-ons, etc.
Oh, snap! Just because some packages are available to install directly from the Ubuntu Software Center doesn’t make them safe. This is proved by a recent discovery of malware in some snap packages from the Ubuntu Snaps Store.
Source: Malware Found In The Ubuntu Snap Store – Linux Uprising Blog
This is the classic DDoS attack, but with a twist. Instead of spamming servers through the Internet, someone is spamming phone lines through a phone botnet. Similar to DDoS, this makes it difficult for legitimate calls to go through.
Candidates for Malaysia’s 14th general election have claimed that their phones have been hacked and spammed with calls from overseas numbers.
Source: Malaysia general election candidates slam ‘dirty trick’ spam calls; Najib orders action
Your mobile phone may be hacked when visiting a hostile website. Researchers have used the Rowhammer attack to successfully run unauthorized code.
Source: Drive-by Rowhammer attack uses GPU to compromise an Android phone