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August 10, 2020
The July analysis of Dr. Web’s statistics revealed a 6.41% decrease in the total number of threats compared to the previous month. The number of unique threats increased by 8.58%. Adware and malware installers still occupy the top spot for detected threats. Email traffic was dominated by the Trojan.SpyBot.699 multi-module banking trojan. In addition, users were still threatened by malware that exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office programs as well as by malicious HTML documents that were distributed as attachments and redirected users to phishing websites.
July showed a 16.34% decline in the number of user requests to decrypt infected files as compared with June. Trojan.Encoder.26996 was the most active encoder, accounting for 23.51% of all incidents.
The most common threats in July:
In July, Doctor Web’s virus laboratory registered 16.34% fewer requests to decode files encoded by trojan ransomware than in June.
In July 2020, Doctor Web added 198,467 URLs to the Dr.Web database of non-recommended websites.
|June 2020||July 2020||Dynamics|
|+ 122,679||+ 198,467||+ 61.78%|
The total number of July threats on Android devices decreased by 6.7% as compared to the previous month. Part of the malware detected over the past month was again distributed through the Google Play catalog. Among them were Android.HiddenAds.2190 and Android.HiddenAds.2193 that bothered users with annoying banners and decreased the overall usability. Other newly discovered threats were Android.Joker.279 and the Android.Banker.3259 banking trojan. Both programs were disguised as applications to work with SMS.
The following July events related to mobile malware were the most noteworthy:
Find out more about malicious and unwanted programs for mobile devices in our special overview.
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