Mobile malware evolution 2021

These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to providing statistical data. Figures of the year In 2021, Kaspersky mobile products and technologies detected: 3,464,756 malicious installation packages 97,661 new mobile banking Trojans 17,372 new mobile ransomware Trojans Trends of the year In 2021, we observed a downward […]

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Financial cyberthreats in 2021

The year 2021 was eventful in terms of digital threats for organizations and individuals, and financial institutions were no exception. Throughout the past year, we have seen cybercriminals continue to actively target our users with tools and techniques that emerged due to the pandemic. Imperfections in the transition to remote/hybrid work continue to pose a […]

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Roaming Mantis reaches Europe

Roaming Mantis is a malicious campaign that targets Android devices and spreads mobile malware via smishing. We have been tracking Roaming Mantis since 2018, and published five blog posts about this campaign: Roaming Mantis uses DNS hijacking to infect Android smartphones Roaming Mantis dabbles in mining and phishing multilingually Roaming Mantis, part III Roaming Mantis, […]

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IT threat evolution in Q3 2021. Mobile statistics

IT threat evolution Q3 2021 IT threat evolution in Q3 2021. PC statistics IT threat evolution in Q3 2021. Mobile statistics These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, in Q3 2021: 9,599,519 malware, adware and riskware attacks […]

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Triada Trojan in WhatsApp MOD

WhatsApp users sometimes feel the official app is lacking a useful feature of one sort or another, be it animated themes, self-destructing messages which automatically delete themselves, the option of hiding certain conversations from the main list, automatic translation of messages, or the option of viewing messages that have been deleted by the sender. This […]

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Gaming-related cyberthreats in 2020 and 2021

The video game industry is soaring, not in the least thanks to the lockdowns, which forced people to look for new ways to entertain themselves and socialize. Even with things going back to normal, gaming is expected to have a very bright future. Newzoo estimates the industry to gross 175.8 billion USD in 2021, which […]

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IT threat evolution Q2 2021

Targeted attacks The leap of a Cycldek-related threat actor It is quite common for Chinese-speaking threat actors to share tools and methodologies: one such example is the infamous “DLL side-loading triad”: a legitimate executable, a malicious DLL to be side-loaded by it and an encoded payload, generally dropped from a self-extracting archive. This was first thought to […]

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IT threat evolution in Q2 2021. Mobile statistics

These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to providing statistical data. Quarterly figures In Q2 2021, according to data from Kaspersky Security Network: 14,465,672 malware, adware and riskware attacks were prevented. The largest share of all detected threats accrued to RiskTool programs — 38.48%. 886,105 malicious installation […]

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IT threat evolution Q1 2021

Targeted attacks Putting the ‘A’ into APT In December, SolarWinds, a well-known IT managed services provider, fell victim to a sophisticated supply-chain attack. The company’s Orion IT, a solution for monitoring and managing customers’ IT infrastructure, was compromised by threat actors. This resulted in the deployment of a custom backdoor, named Sunburst, on the networks […]

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