Why it matters: A new threat report from security company Eset presents several instances of cyber threats, one of which is touching Android documentary malware. Researchers have noted how aggressive ransomware tactics have increased in recent months, as well as a sharp rise in brutal attacks and targeting of domestic workers through scam campaigns.
One of the focus of the report is the current status of Android malware. “This is an open source system that many vendors have their own versions of Android (with vulnerabilities and patch issues),” Ondrej Kubovi, a security expert from Eset, told The Register.
There are good reasons for Kubovich's concerns. : This report shows how Android threat detection increased in T2 2021 - second analysis report for three cases in one year - 32.6. Android banking malware, in particular, grew 49% (158.7% in T1). Growth has slowed, but “given the direct impact of these threats on the financial situation of their victims,” the trend is troubling.
Top 10 threats to identify Android in T2 2021, Android Spaptware and Adware are Categories that have increased by 71% and 63% respectively, and Android threat categories that have been declining but are growing again. These are: Clickers (26.9), HiddenApps (11.3)) - phishing programs that hide their codes - and SMS Trojans (3.8)
The operating system threat categories Google smartphones, which make up about 80 percent of the world's phones, declined during T2, Cryptominers (-14.3) and Ransomware (-7.7-), both of which are more closely related to price changes. Cryptocurrencies The countries most exposed to Android threats in T2 were Russia, India, Brazil and Argentina - they are common suspects due to the large number of users and the size of the countries - but let's sigh. There are also Mexico, Ukraine, Turkey, Peru and Slovakia.
Not to mention That Apple's iPhone and iOS are vulnerable to attacks, but Android malware problems are common because of its platform Open, while iOS is a closed ecosystem, so Google was emphasized in the report. Apple has full control over the operating system and installable apps - although some apps are under review - while Android doesn't have any restrictions on installable apps, so it's very easy for hackers to target victims. .
One such feature will be the Privacy Dashboard feature, which "provides a clear and simple overview of which apps have accessed the device, microphone, and camera in the last 24 hours." Currently, in beta, Android 12 is also adding “Bookmarks that show users that apps can access their camera and microphone feeds.” Abuses were touched on jailbroken devices. Recent reports also show how an iPhone isn't nearly as dangerous as Android malware, but it can be vulnerable. A recently discovered flaw, for example, allows hackers to steal money on locked iPhones. In any case, Apple claims that Android has 47 times more malware than its operating system.
Android is more 'interesting' for cybercrime than iOS, malicious attacks are on the rise