Cyber Threats Report: Financial Related Malware Rose to 28 Million in 2013
Submitted by sarah.bergeron on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:21
By: Kaspersky Américas on 10/04/2014
Lab published its second part of the “Financial Cyber Threats in 2013” report,
focusing on financial malware. There are many malicious programs that try to
steal your financial data, including Trojans, keyloggers and malware targeting
Bitcoins and Bitcoin wallets. The study found that last year, the number of
cyberattacks involving financial malware increased to 28.4 million, which is
27.6 percent more than in 2012. Banking Trojans accounted for two-thirds of
financial malware, and are a popular method due to the fact that cybercriminals
can make money quickly.
Kaspersky Lab saw an increase in the number of mobile apps capable of stealing
money from users’ bank accounts, with a majority targeting Android devices.
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