IT threat evolution in Q3 2023. Mobile statistics

IT threat evolution in Q3 2023. Mobile statistics

These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to providing statistical data.

Quarterly figures

According to Kaspersky Security Network, in Q3 2023:

A total of 8,346,169 mobile malware, adware, and riskware attacks were blocked.
The most common threat to mobile devices was adware, accounting for 52% of all detected threats.
438,962 malicious installation packages were detected, of which:
21,674 packages were related to mobile banking Trojans;
1,855 packages were mobile ransomware Trojans.

Quarterly highlights

The number of malware, adware and unwanted software attacks on mobile devices continued to climb in Q3. In total, Kaspersky products blocked more than 8.3 million attacks.

Number of attacks targeting users of Kaspersky mobile solutions, Q1 2022 — Q3 2023 (download)

This quarter, we discovered on Google Play a malicious app that we assigned the verdict Trojan-Downloader.AndroidOS.Banker.aj.

Disguised as a PDF viewer, the app in fact downloaded the Trojan-Banker.AndroidOS.Coper.a banking Trojan to the victim’s device.

Our other find on Google Play was a spyware Telegram mod capable of stealing user messages.

Also in Q3, cybercriminals made active use of a modified remote access client disguised as a bank technical support app to siphon off money. During the reporting period, more than 3,000 attacks using such apps were blocked.

One other discovery this quarter was the spyware Trojan-Spy.AndroidOS.Agent.afd. The ..

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