Kaspersky reveal malicious software evolved from a robbery on the information to the financial fraud

Jan

25

2016

Managed anti-malware research team at Kaspersky Lab discovery of campaign Asacub – a new malicious software targeting users of mobile devices operating Android operating system for financial gain.

Russian company specializing in the field of information security and said that, when discovered for the first time, Asacub showed all function on the malicious code that steals information properties, but some versions of “Trojan horse – Trojan” targeting users of online banking services in Russia, Ukraine and the United States.

She Kaspersky to that with the turnout of millions of people around the world to use their smart phones to pay for goods and services, the public saw the 2015 feet of cyber criminals to exploit security holes undiscovered in these devices by focusing their efforts on the development of malignant financial software hardware-specific mobile.

According to the company, it has been observed that the Trojans software-oriented banking channels in 2015 ranked first time, of the top 10 malicious software-oriented financial services prevalent. The Asacub another example of this worrying trend.

Kaspersky explained that the first version of the software Trojan horse malicious Asacub, which was discovered in June 2015, was able to burgles on contact lists and record the browser and the list of installed applications and send short text messages to certain numbers, as well as blocking the screen in infected machines, and all the basic functions of the Information Typical stolen by a Trojan horse.

Despite the fact that Kaspersky may have been aware of the many different versions of the software a Trojan horse for some time, but the tracking threats have found no signs indicating almost malicious Asacub active campaigns until the end of 2015 systems.

In just one week, the company said it was able to identify more than 6,500 attempt to infect users malicious THE SOFTWARE, making it one of the most five malicious Trojan campaigns (5) prevalent on mobile devices for that week, and the most common in terms of malicious campaigns targeted for banking services.

According to Roman Aonachik, Senior Analyst for malicious software in the United States, saying, warning of the dangers of this malicious campaign, “when we analyzed the software Trojan horse malicious, we found that Asacub have Internet connections pirates through connected links spy software letter installed based on the Windows system known as CoreBot . And scope (Domain) user in control of malicious software Asacub Control Center recorded for the same person in the form of dozens of domains (Domain) that were used by Corebot “.

He Aonachik “It is therefore very likely to have been the development or use of these two types of malware by the same gang that has achieved a great value and a criminal gains by targeting users of banking services on mobile devices.”

According to current trends, Aonachik said it could be expected that in the year 2016, this software will continue to target malignant banking channels development, proliferation and will grow to a large-scale gaining a greater share of malware attacks. Users need to be extra vigilant so as not to be the next victim.

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