Mobile financial threats among top 10 in banking threats: Kaspersky Lab

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Mobile financial threats rank among the top ten malicious programs designed to steal money, reports the Kaspersky Security Bulletin Overall Statistics Report for 2015.

According to the new report, for the first time ever, two families of mobile banking Trojans; Faketoken and Marcher have been included in 2015’s top 10 banking Trojans.

Another remarkable and alarming trend for the year is the rapid spread of ransomware. Kaspersky Lab detected this in 200 countries and territories in 2015.

In 2015 two families of mobile banking Trojans (Faketoken and Marcher) appeared in the rankings of the top 10 financial malware families. The malicious programs belonging to the Marcher family steal payment details from Android devices.

“This year cybercriminals focused time and resources in developing malicious financial programs for mobile devices. This is not surprising as millions of people worldwide now use their smartphone to pay for services and goods. Based on current trends, we can assume that next year, mobile banking malware will account for an even greater share,” said Yury Namestnikov, Senior Security Researcher, Global Research and Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab.

In 2015, Kaspersky Lab products detected four million unique malicious and potentially unwanted objects (local threats), up from 1.84 million in 2014. It revealed that two thirds (67.7 percent) of computers, hard drives or removable media belonging to KSN users in the top 20 countries carried at least one malicious object, up from 58.7 percent in 2014.


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