Cyber-Attack Detection Tools: How to detect a cyber attack on your Smartphone?

So you think you have complete control over your device, think again… there’s always several warning signs of a cyber attack that should trigger a hazard warning in your mind in order to protect yourself and your organization.
As a steadfast rule, if you detect any active action not initiated by yourself on one of your devices whether it be a laptop, tablet or mobile phone be warned it’s a definite red flag. We at Cubed Mobile compiled a list of the top 14 warning signs to identify a severe cyber attacks:
  1. Passwords – Your password changes without your consent, get a password reset message for your account, or a sudden log in to your website or account.

  2. Apps and applications – There’s unexpected appearance or installation of new or unknown software/apps changes in different app permissions. As an example, the system grants permission to get location data for an app that you did not approve.

  3. File system properties changes – such as deleting files, renaming files, creating a file, or changing the date.

  4. Your files have been encrypted.

  5. Browser – Web browser or new tabs in the browser start to open on their own, adding new extensions to the toolbar, unidentified “Pop-ups”, browsing history indicating unknown site access.

  6. Disabled Security Software – security software such as antivirus or firewall is disabled on its own.

  7. Unknown money transfers – which you didn’t make and lead to unknown recipients.

  8. Unexplained activity on social networks or messaging apps – New content appears on your behalf – such as posting comments or posts on your Facebook account, random messages sent on WhatsApp, or even deleting published content.

  9. Unexplained email activity – emails sent via your username, unread mail being marked as read, deleting messages, and stopping incoming mail from arriving.

  10. Unusual device activity – such as a camera that is accidentally turned on – not by you, a microphone, a printer, an external drive, a power off, restart, or lock the device. Change a background image to a screen or display that was not initiated on your own or by authorized access to your device.

  11. Unexplained technical glitches – such as difficulty opening software and files.

  12. Random messages or phone calls – Your acquaintances and friends indicate that they have received strange messages from you that you never sent.

  13. Exceptional lack of storage space

  14. Low Battery life – suddenly, the battery of your device depletes at an unusual rate

I’ve recognized a suspicious sign, what do I do now? 🧐

With the expanding mobile capabilities of modern day, come the downfalls of hackers attacking your sensitive information. Our experts have organized a list of solutions to help you: 
  • Invest in a strong mobile security solutions for BYOD, like Cubed Mobile, which can separate your public and work life while also protecting your phone from unwanted invaders trying to hack your company’s information.

  • Check your device’s permissions to see if your system has authorized installations, downloads or updates of any feature without your knowledge.

  • After, speak with your organizational network administrators to identify whether or not changes have been made by them.

  • If the changes have not been made by your corporate network administrator or authorized access to your devices, report to a qualified organization – network administrator, information security person, or other relevant authority.

  • If there is a suspected malicious app on your device, we recommend contacting a licensed phone repair laboratory if necessary.

If you do not have a qualified person in your organization, contact us at Cubed Mobile for initial assistance.

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Avalon Siegel

Avalon Siegel

Project manager at Cubed Mobile, who knows everything about time management and tough deadlines

Avalon Siegel

Avalon Siegel

Project manager at Cubed Mobile, who knows everything about time management and tough deadlines

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