Kristina Balaam

Security Intelligence Engineer




Kristina is a Security Intelligence Engineer at Lookout where she reverse engineers mobile malware. Prior to Lookout, she worked as an Application Security Engineer at Shopify focusing mostly on Android mobile security. Kristina graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science from McGill University in 2012, and is currently pursuing a MSc. in Information Security Engineering from the SANS Institute of Technology. She blogs about computer security on Instagram, Twitter and Youtube under the handle @chmodxx.”


| Researchers
October 28, 2021
Rooting Malware Makes a Comeback: Lookout Discovers Global Campaign

Security researchers at the Lookout Threat Labs have identified a new rooting malware distributed on Google Play and prominent third-party stores...

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| Individuals
March 4, 2021
Why We Need More Women in Cybersecurity

As a member of the Lookout threat intelligence team, I’m often asked: “how do I break into the cybersecurity and IT industry?” Here are just a few of...

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| Researchers
June 4, 2019
New adware "BeiTaAd" found hidden within popular applications in app store

BeiTaAd is a well-obfuscated advertising plugin hidden within a number of popular applications in Google Play. The plugin forcibly displays ads on...

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