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March 15, 2022
In January, the number of user requests to decrypt files affected by encoders increased by 72.15% compared with December. Trojan.Encoder.26996 was the most active, accounting for almost one-third of all incidents.
The most common threats in December:
User requests to decrypt files affected by encoders increased by almost 72.15% compared to December.
In January 2022, fraud investment sites drew Doctor Web’s analysts’ attention. These sites disguise themselves as some of the biggest oil companies and banks. Fraudsters offer potential victims opportunities to "achieve their dreams" and "start earning" via Gazprombank.
The screenshot shows a phishing site offering the user to take a test to gain access to the platform.
According to the detection statistics of Dr.Web anti-virus products for Android, last month the trojan Android.Spy.4498 became the most frequent "guest" on Android devices. This malware steals information from other applications’ notifications. It can also download other applications and show dialog boxes with a lot of content. Advertising trojans are still the leaders in terms of the number of detections. At the same time, we’ve seen a decrease in the number of attacks by trojans capable of downloading and executing arbitrary code.
In January, Doctor Web threats analysts detected new threats in the Google Play catalog. Among them are regular fraudulent programs from the Android.FakeApp family. They also found Trojans from the Android.Subscription family. These trojans subscribe users to paid services. Lastly, they found a Trojan that steals the data needed to hack into Facebook accounts. The last one was added to VMS as Android.PWS.Facebook
The following January 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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