Mobile Cyberattacks Are Happening Less Frequently but Are Becoming More Effective

If you have been worried about the rise in cyberattacks that has been seen these past few years, you might be happy to know that the total number of attacks that were conducted against mobile users actually went down last year for the first time in a while. Researchers at Kaspersky revealed this data recently, but with all of that having been said and now out of the way it is important to note that there is more to it than just that.

While the total number of cyberattacks against mobile users went down, the attacks that did occur were significantly more advanced and sophisticated than anything that had been seen in the past. After reaching a high of over 8 million attacks in February of 2019, the number declined to just over 2 million in December of 2021 which is a pretty massive overall decrease with all things having been considered and taken into account and it’s definitely a sign that some cyber security practices are working.

However, it should also be noted that banking Trojans and the like became a lot more advanced last year as well with over 97,000 new ones being detected during 2021. This suggests that the decrease in attacks might also have something to do with each individual attack having become somewhat more effective and profitable which resulted in malicious actors not having to conduct quite as many in order to make it so that they could get compensated for the time they put into their criminal activities.

Some old Trojans like Sova are also being updated so that they can steal cookies in a much more effective manner. On top of everything else, increasingly advanced hacking and cybercrime technology might make the results of these attacks a great deal more severe. That is something that people are going to have to come to terms with, especially since remote work has created a lot more opportunities for malicious actors to take advantage of vulnerabilities that might exist within the systems of people that are working from home instead of at the office all in all.

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