As Malware Dissemination Drops, Mobile Trojan Detections Grow.

Probably one of the most notorious terms in cyber security, a Trojan is a type of malware that acts according to the Greek legend: it camouflages itself as a legitimate file or program to trick unsuspecting users into installing it on their PCs.

Upon doing this, users will unknowingly give unauthorized, remote access to the cyber attackers who created and run the Trojan. Trojans can be used to spy on a user’s activity (web browsing, computer activity, etc.), to collect and harvest sensitive data, to delete files, to download more malware onto the PC and more.

What Happened?

According to the quarterly data that Kaspersky publishes on mobile virus dissemination, a declining trend that began in late 2020 has been observed. The security business notes an increase in the dissemination of trojans, including generic trojans, banking trojans, and spyware, despite the general decline in the number of malware.

This worrisome turn of events highlights an increased emphasis on more complex and destructive activities, which are rapidly replacing low-yielding adware and “risk-tools.”

Adware and so-called “risk tools” continue to be the most common in terms of distribution numbers, with the latter accounting for over half of all efforts to infect mobile

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