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Russian criminals' bank attacks go global

Maria Korolov | Oct. 27, 2016
Russian cybercriminals have field tested their attack techniques on local banks, and have now begun taking them global, according to a new report -- and a new breed of mobile attack apps is coming up next

"They click on a link, click the install button, and install the malware," he said.

The apps are also distributed through unofficial app stores, often hidden inside another application.

"Apps on the unofficial stores have huge abilities, to root the device, to escalate privileges," he said. "You try to root your device, but at the same time you are installing a malicious program and later it will download the banking Trojans."

 

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