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November 09, 2020
Our October analysis of Dr.Web’s statistics revealed a 37.80% increase in the total number of threats compared to the previous month. With that, the number of unique malware decreased by 2.64%. Adware and trojan installers still occupy the top spot for detected threats. The Trojan.SpyBot.699 banker along with malware that exploits vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office programs were the most frequently detected malicious software in email traffic. Additionally, malicious HTML documents that were distributed as attachments and redirected users to phishing websites remained a threat.
The number of requests to decrypt files effected by trojan encoders remained at the same levels for the fourth month. Trojan.Encoder.26996 was the most active, accounting for 26.34% of all incidents.
The most common threats in October:
In October, Doctor Web’s virus laboratory registered 1.67% fewer requests to decode files encoded by trojan ransomware than in September.
In October 2020, the database of non-recommended and malicious websites was updated with 157,076 webpages.
|September 2020||October 2020||Dynamics|
|+ 152,270||+ 157,076||+ 3.16%|
The total number of October threats on Android devices increased by 12.36% compared to the previous month. At the same time, riskware detections have increased nearly 3-fold. The spike occurred due to the spread of applications protected by a specialized software obfuscator. Malware creators can use the software to make their trojans less visible to anti-virus programs.
In October, Doctor Web malware analysts detected new threats in the Google Play catalog. They include new modifications of Android.FakeApp that downloaded fraudulent websites, as well as the Android.HiddenAds.2314 trojan.
The following October 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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