The mobile malware sector continues to grow at a significant pace both technologically and structurally, and a majority of the mobile malware created in 2013 was focused on extracting financial profits, Kaspersky Lab has found.
CoinThief, the recently discovered Bitcoin-stealing Trojan that targets Mac users, has been spotted being offered on several download websites such as CNET's Download.com and MacUpdate.com, as well as masquerading as precompiled binaries in several GitHub projects.
Banking Trojans are among the most used stealthy malware, and the most popular ones are undoubtedly Zeus, SpyEye, Citadel and Carberp.
Trojanized versions of Flappy Bird, the mega-popular iPhone and Android game that has recently been pulled from Google Play and Apple's App Store by its creator, have begun popping up on third-party Android markets.
At least 10,331 successful installs of ICEPOL Trojan ransomware took place in the UK last year.
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