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Cyber Threats Report: Financial Related Malware Rose to 28 Million in 2013

Kaspersky 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.

Additionally, 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.

To read the full press release and learn more about financial threats, please visit the Press Center.