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May 27, 2022
In April, the number of user requests to decrypt files affected by encoders decreased by 2.25%, compared to the previous month. Trojan.Encoder.26996 was the most active, accounting for almost 40% of all incidents.
The most common threats of the month:
User requests to decrypt files affected by encoders decreased by 2.25%, compared to the previous month.
In April 2022, web analysts observed an increase in the number of websites masquerading as official download pages of various popular software. Cybercrooks used these websites to spread bogus installers that delivered adware and malware to users’ computers.
The snapshot shows an example of such a website and the launch of such an installer. The program attempts to install a proxy browser plugin and additionally installs unwanted software to the user’s PC.
According to detection statistics of Dr.Web anti-virus products for Android, last month Android.Spy.4498 became the most frequent threat detected on users’ devices. It steals information from other apps’ notifications. Numerous advertising trojans also remained a common type of mobile malware. With that, the overall activity of both threats slightly decreased compared to the previous month.
However, during April, new malware was found in the Google Play catalog. Among them are fraudulent apps from the Android.FakeApp family and Android.Joker trojans that subscribe users to paid services.
The following April 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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