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Date:11/09/19

Number of mobile threats decreased by 8%

The largest number of malicious programs for OC Android was detected in the Russian Federation in the first half of 2019. This is stated in the ESET report on current mobile threats for Android, the press service of the international antivirus company said. "According to the study, the largest number of malware was detected in Russia (16%), Iran (15%), as well as in Ukraine (8%)", the report said.
 
The company analyzed the activities of attackers, popular attack patterns and found that, in general, the number of vulnerabilities in Android devices has decreased, but the share of really dangerous malware samples has increased significantly. In particular, the number of mobile threats decreased by 8% compared to the same period in 2018. At the same time, 68% of the vulnerabilities detected are critically dangerous for the normal functioning of Android smartphones and tablets, or for the security of users personal data. This figure is significantly higher than it was last year.
 
"One of the most common types of mobile threats remains ransomware. The recently discovered Android/Filecoder. C uses both symmetric and asymmetric encryption and is distributed via SMS messages on the contact list. This is a clear example of the complexity of the functionality compared to earlier ransomware families, such as DoubleLocker", the company explained.
 
ESET added that with the development of the Internet of things, the need to protect not only laptops and smartphones, but also all devices connected to the network, is growing. Mobile security plays an increasingly important role in protecting information - both personal and corporate. Every year, attackers come up with increasingly tricky ways to hack data.





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