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The mobile malware threat landscape in 2022

27
Feb
2023
The mobile malware threat landscape in 2022

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Figures of the year

In 2022, Kaspersky mobile products and technology detected:

  • 1,661,743 malicious installers
  • 196,476 new mobile banking Trojans
  • 10,543 new mobile ransomware Trojans

Trends of the year

Mobile attacks leveled off after decreasing in the second half of 2021 and remained around the same level throughout 2022.

Cybercriminals continued to use legitimate channels to spread malware.

Similarly to 2021, we found a modified WhatsApp build with malicious code inside in 2022. It was notable for spreading via ads inside the popular Snaptube app and through the Vidmate in-app store.

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