India ranks third in financial Trojan infections

Posted on:30 Mar 2016 16:34:50
India ranks third in financial Trojan infections
30 March 2016 Current Affairs: New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) India ranks third among countries with high number of financial Trojan infections, where cyber criminals defraud customers of online banking services, security solutions firm Symantec said today.India has moved up from 5th position in 2014 to rank 3 in 2015, although global detections have dropped, Symantec said in a report."Although global detections dropped, financial Trojans are becoming far more capable and criminals are increasingly targeting institutions directly... India was preceded by the US and Germany," the report added.The report said India has consistently moved up the rankings for countries with the most number of financial Trojan infections over the last three years (No 7 in 2013; No 5 in 2014; and No 3 in 2015).Using financial Trojans to defraud customers of online banking services is still a popular method among cybercriminals looking to make a profit, it added."For our research, we extracted configuration files from 656 active malware samples. Within those files, we found 2,048 URL patterns that show that the Trojans are targeting customers of 547 organisations in 49 countries," it said.

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