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February 24, 2014

Banking Trojans Emerge as Dominant Mobile Malware Threat

Banking Trojans Emerge as Dominant Mobile Malware Threat

ZDNet, By Larry Barrett

Kaspersky Lab's latest mobile threat landscape report portends more ominous news for mobile device users as the number of new malicious programs tailored for smartphones and tablets more than doubled to nearly 100,000 malicious modifications in 2013.

The vast majority of the most damaging mobile malware targeted users' money and bank cards, according to the security software firm's latest data, and more than 2,500 attempted infections by banking Trojans were blocked last year alone.

Russian mobile users were particularly hard hit, accounting for 40 percent of unique attacked users – well ahead of the India (8 percent), Vietnam (4 percent), Ukraine (4 percent) and the UK (3 percent). Read more.

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