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Banking malware grows 50% while cryptominers decline – Check Point

August 01, 2019 / SecurityBrief

Check Point has released its Cyber Attack Trends: 2019 Mid-Year Report, revealing that no environment is immune to cyber-attacks. Threat actors continue to develop new toolsets and techniques, targeting corporate assets stored on cloud infrastructure, individuals’ mobile devices, trusted third-party supplier applications and even popular email platforms: Mobile banking: With a 50% increase in attacks compared to 2018, banking malware has evolved to become a very common mobile threat. Today, banking malware is capable of stealing payment data, credentials and funds from victims’ bank accounts, and new versions of these malware are ready for massive distribution by anyone that’s willing to pay.  Software supply chain attacks: Threat actors are extending their attack vectors to focus on the supply chain. In software supply chain attacks the threat actor typically installs malicious code into legitimate software, by modifying one of the building blocks the software r...