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November 29, 2021
In October, we saw a 7.9% increase in user requests to decrypt files affected by encoders compared with September. Trojan.Encoder.26996 was the most active encoder, accounting for 44.02% of all incidents.
The most common threats in October:
In comparison with September, we saw a 7.9% increase in Uuser requests to decrypt files affected by encoders.
In October 2021, Doctor Web’s analysts’ turned their attention to sites that offer promotional codes for AliExpress. Fraudsters ask to make purchases through an exclusive link.
This snapshot shows an official Aliexpress affiliate program. After purchasing of goods, the owner of the promotional code will receive money.
In October, adware trojans and other malicious programs threatened Android users. These programs download applications capable of executing arbitrary code.
Moreover, Doctor Web malware analysts detected new threats on the Google Play catalog. They discovered trojans that enroll victims in paid services. They noted the presence of trojans that steal login information and passwords from Facebook accounts. They also found other malicious programms that turn Android devices into proxy servers that redirect fraudulent traffic.
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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