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December 11, 2019
In November, Doctor Web server statistics confirmed a 3.66% growth in the number of the detected threats as compared with October. The number of unique threats grew by 9.59%. As for email traffic, the most common threats exploited MS Office vulnerabilities. There was also a large number of trojan downloaders and stealers. Adware made up the majority of detected threats. Last month, we also found new Android malware on Google Play. The list featured a dangerous backdoor, trojan adware, and trojans that subscribed users to paid services.
Threats of this month:
In November, Doctor Web’s technical support service was most commonly dealing with the following trojan encoders:
In November 2019, Doctor Web added 162,581 URLs to the Dr.Web database of non-recommended websites.
|October 2019||November 2019||Dynamics|
|+ 254 849||+ 162,581||- 36.2%|
In November, we detected new malware on Google Play. Again, users were targeted by the trojan adware of the Android.HiddenAds family that displayed obnoxious banners and interfered with the normal work with Android devices. Apart from that, cybercriminals were spreading the malware of the Android.Joker family. These trojans spy on victims and subscribe them to paid services; while some modifications can execute arbitrary code and launch extra malicious modules.
Doctor Web virus analysts also detected a new version of the Android.Backdoor.735.origin backdoor that executes cybercriminal commands and is designed as spyware.
The following November events relating to mobile malware are the most noteworthy:
Find out more about malicious and unwanted programs for mobile devices in our special overview.
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