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Android malware detections grew by 57%. What else is revealed in the latest ESET Threat Report?

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The ESET Threat Report T3 2022 explores the impact of cryptocurrency exchange rates and soaring energy prices on various crypto-threats and the continuing influence of the war in Ukraine on the world of cybercrime.

Highlights include:

  • Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, ransomware has increased its destructive capabilities; in T3, several ransomware-mimicking wipers appeared in connection with the war, targeting Ukrainian entities.
  • RDP password-guessing attacks remained down in T3 2022, with daily averages oscillating around 100 million attack attempts (compared to 1 billion in T1 2022).
  • Despite patches being available since December 2021, exploitation attempts of Log4j grew by 9% in T3 2022.
  • Cryptocurrency threats declined by 25% in T3 2022, with detections almost cut in half in a year-on-year comparison; while crimeware is decreasing, cryptocurrency-related scams are rising.
  • Banking malware detections more than doubled in a year-on-year comparison.
  • Android detections grew by 57% in T3 2022, with Adware, HiddenApps, and Spyware driving the increase.

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The ESET Threat Report T3 2022 summarises the cybersecurity threat landscape development from September to December 2022. It includes key statistics from ESET’s cutting-edge detection systems and highlights notable examples of ESET’s cybersecurity research.

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