Friday, November 15, 2013

On Android had 99.9% of quarterly attacks on mobile platforms - Details

In the third quarter of 2013, 99.9% of all attacks on mobile platforms have focused on the OS Android. Such data has “Kaspersky Lab”.

Analysts note among the new threats Trojan Svpeng, which, unlike other malware of this type allows attackers to steal money from a bank account, infecting only one smartphone user.

requesting the balance at the mobile banking service and receive SMS-message offering top-up mobile phone malware transferred money from the bank account of the user to the mobile account intruders, bypassing traditional in such a bunch of smartphone theft – the computer.

In addition, the experts point out new tricks from the makers of mobile botnets – attackers were able to more efficiently manage the Trojans on infected smartphones, starting to use as a secondary command center service Google Cloud Messaging (GCM), which allows mobile devices to send small messages.

“The majority of malicious Android applications designed to steal money and only secondarily – to steal personal information. Moreover, all the mechanisms of infection and spread of concealing activities rapidly migrate from the classic OS. now criminals do their best to steal as possible, and, most of all, virus writers will continue to increase the number of botnets, increasing the rate of infection Android-systems “- shared his outlook Victor Chebyshev, anti-virus expert company.

total for the third quarter of 2013 products” Laboratory Kaspersky “was zadetektirovano 500.2 million attacks, while 45.2% of web resources used to spread malicious programs were located in the United States and Russia.

victims of these web threats are most often the inhabitants of the CIS: 9 of these countries were in the top ten most “dangerous” regions, from this point of view.

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