The number of viruses for mobile banking rose to a record

Количество вирусов для мобильного банкинга выросло до рекорда

In the second quarter of 2018, the number of viruses for banking applications on mobile devices has tripled relative to the previous three months and reached a record 61 thousand packages, according to “Kaspersky Lab”.

A significant part of the detected Trojans associated with malware Hqwar. Its creators are also relevant to half of new modifications.

Trojans are usually spread under the guise of various legitimate applications. Then, when you run the banking applications the malware phishing can display their own interface on top of interface, this mobile Bank to steal the credentials that the user enters. Theft of funds, according to the company, could occur and via SMS services.

According to “Kaspersky Lab”, the top three countries with the greatest proportion of users attacked by banking Trojans in April-June 2018 in the United States (0,79%), Russia (0.7%) and Poland (0,28%). Poland moved up from ninth to third place mainly due to the active dissemination of Trojans Agent and Marcher.

A record number of mobile banking Trojans, recorded in the second quarter of 2018, experts associated with the confirmation of a global trend of growth in the number of malicious programs for mobile devices.


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