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September 8, 2021
In August, the number of user requests to decrypt files affected by encoders increased by 4.2% compared with July. Trojan.Encoder.26996 was the most active threat, accounting for 52.54% of all incidents.
The most common threats in July:
User requests to decrypt files affected by encoders increased by almost 4.2% compared to July.
In August 2021, Doctor Web’s analysts’ attention was drawn to increased incidents of distribution links to suspicious sites offering online psychic services. Consulting “experts” in divination, astrology, and extrasensory perception costs a lot of money, but it is not possible to check the quality of the implemented service.
The screenshot shows the main page that contains cliches “best site”, “highly skilled experts”, and “money-back guarantee”. However, in reality, this site shows another fraudulent scheme involving “experts” recruited from social networks. Similar resources are not blocked by the government, but Dr.Web sent them into a database of non-recommended websites.
In August, Doctor Web’s malware analysts uncovered many threats on Google Play. Among them were various fake Trojans from the Android.FakeApp family that downloaded fraudulent websites. In addition, our specialists have identified another Trojans in Android.Joker, capable of running arbitrary code, as well as subscribing victims to paid services. In addition, trojans that steal logins and passwords from Facebook accounts were detected.
During August 2021, adware and trojans that download malicious software were the threats recorded most often on Android devices protected by Dr.Web.
The following August events related to mobile malware are the most noteworthy:
Learn more about malicious and unwanted programs for mobile devices in our August overview.
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