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Doctor Web presents its 2020 malware overview

January 19, 2021

Doctor Web presents its annual overview of malware activity for 2020. In the passing year, PC and mobile device users faced new malware attacks and online fraud, while organizations suffered targeted attacks and cyber espionage.

In 2020, major large-scale threats were not only the spread of malware, but also growing online fraud. According to statistics, Dr.Web anti-virus software most often neutralized various trojans, spyware, malicious scripts and numerous loaders that downloaded other dangerous and unwanted programs. The outgoing year was also marked by attacks on a number of enterprises and organizations. During an in-depth investigation Doctor Web virus analysts uncovered and studied many samples of specialized malware. Owners of Android mobile devices did not go unnoticed either; the attackers actively distributed malicious applications using various means including through the Google Play catalog. Read about these and other events in the final review of malware activity over the past year on our website.

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