In December, trojan downloaders and malware that downloads and executes arbitrary code were the most commonly detected threats on Android devices. Among them were the Android.RemoteCode and Android.DownLoader families of trojans. The activity of the former increased by 28%, while the latter was 17% less active compared with November. Doctor Web specialists also detected trojans from the Android.Joker family on Google Play for the first time. These trojans subscribed users to expensive services and were also able to execute malicious code on command.
PRINCIPAL TREND IN DECEMBER
Detection of new malware on Google Play
Mobile threat of the month
In the last month of 2019, Doctor Web specialists uncovered the new Android.Joker family of trojans on Google Play. This malware subscribed users to expensive services and was able to download and execute arbitrary code, as well as download additional malicious modules. As before, the writers of the malicious applications disguised them as harmless software, such as camera apps, image editors, instant messengers, useful utilities, etc.
According to statistics collected by Dr.Web for Android