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Malicious Adware More than Doubled Since Last Year - G Data

According to a new malware report of security firm G Data, the quantity of crude adware has become more than double as compared to last year because cyber crooks regulate their strategy with the help of better security somewhere else.

Adware summed to 31.4% of all fresh malware signatures during the second half of 2014 which is 14.1% more than the period of H1-2014.

This sum incorporates adware products which infect current advertisements to cause malicious download, invasive pop-ups and malware injecting new promos into websites.

Adware is nowadays the second most-common malware group having outshined downloaders for the first time last year. Adware was in seventh place during the end of 2012 and in fifth place by the end of 2013.

The report says that it is seemingly catching up to computer Trojans which still holds the number one position by a slim margin.

While explaining the reason of increase of attacks, the study said: "that during the past, more and more new Trojans have been appearing very quickly in this sector over the years with new groups in the background using new methods of attack. However, there have been few changes in the report during recent months."

According to G DATA, the quantity of banking Trojan attacks up by 44.5%.

The authors guessed that the banking Trojan market apparently have stabilized because of several reasons.

The researchers believe that financial organizations implemented improved security measures in the field of online banking throughout recent years which may be a valid reason for this remarkable change.

The researchers said that this improved security measures can be clearly seen sometimes like two-factor authentication while others are not seen to attackers such as usage of algorithms to identify anomalies.

Darkreading .com published news on 20th May, 2015 quoting an explanation of Ralf Benzmuller, Head of G DATA SecurityLabs as saying "Improved security measures adopted by banks have made it very thorny for net-banking robbers to steal money from customers of banks."

According to the report, G Data found the most prevalent banking Trojans as Vawtrak which is a piece that is continuously updated by its authors with little modifications causing thousands of victims in Canada.

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