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October 22, 2020
Our September analysis of Dr.Web’s statistics revealed a 13.88% increase in the total number of threats compared to the previous month. The number of unique malware also increased by 19.17%. Adware and trojan installers still made up the majority of detected threats. The dangerous Trojan.SpyBot.699 banker was again among the most common malware in email traffic. In addition, users were still threatened by malicious HTML documents that were distributed as attachments and redirected users to phishing websites.
In September, the number of user requests to decrypt files affected by ransomware remained at August levels. Trojan.Encoder.26996 was the most active encoder, accounting for 35.71% of all incidents.
The most common threats in September:
In September, Doctor Web’s virus laboratory registered 0.45% fewer requests to decode files encoded by trojan ransomware than in August.
In September 2020, the Dr.Web database was updated with 152,270 URLs of non-recommended websites.
|August 2020||September 2020||Dynamics|
|+ 174,501||+ 152,270||- 12.74%|
The total number of September threats on Android devices increased by 3.75% as compared to the previous month. Various trojan modifications were again distributed through the Google Play catalog. Among them were new version of Android.Joker capable of running arbitrary code, as well as subscribing Android users to paid services. Another discovered threat was the multi-functional Android.Triada.545.origin trojan that could also run arbitrary code and steal confidential data. In addition, Doctor Web malware analysts detected another clicker trojan named Android.Click.978. It displayed ads, loaded various websites and clicked links and banners located on them.
The following September events related 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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