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Financial attacks against Android users triple

Update: March, 10/2015 - 09:00
The number of malware attacks against Android devices increased by 3.25 times last year, topping 2.3 million, security software provider Kaspersky Lab reported. — Photo baodautu.vn
HCM CITY (VNS)  — The number of financial malware attacks against Android devices grew by 3.25 times last year, topping 2.3 million, according to a new report by security software provider Kaspersky Lab.

Kaspersky Lab's Android products last year blocked a total of 2,317,194 financial attacks against 775,887 users around the world.

Most of these (2,217,979 attacks against 750,327 users) used Trojan-SMS malware, and the rest (99,215 attacks against 59,200 users) used Trojan-Banker malware.

Although the Trojan-Banker contribution against Android users was relatively small, it continued to grow, it said.

Kaspersky Lab products detected 20 different malicious Trojan-Banker programmes, but most attacks by Android banking malware were by only three malicious families - Faketoken, Svpeng and Marcher. — VNS


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