Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web presents its 2014 overview of malware for handheld devices. The last year proved to be rather turbulent and rich in terms of information security events. We witnessed the emergence of a variety of new malicious applications for Android. In particular, the number of banking Trojans whose numerous modifications attacked devices in many countries increased significantly.
Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web presents its overview of malware activity in the past year, one that proved to be quite rich with information security incidents. Blocker Trojans and even the first encryption ransomware programs for the Android mobile platform can be considered 2014’s most notable trends. The quantity of newly discovered banking and spy Trojans for this operating system increased as well. And, malware programs for Linux became more abundant than ever. As in the past, Windows PCs often suffered from infections with various encryption Trojans. And, of course, Mac OS X didn't escape the attention of virus makers either—they were busy creating new malicious applications for this OS throughout the year.
Security researchers with Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web have examined a complex, multi-purpose backdoor for Linux. This malicious program can execute various commands issued by intruders such as to mount DDoS attacks and to perform a wide range of other malicious tasks.