Kaspersky Lab presented a study on current trends and key events in the field of financial threats. It also covers phishing threats commonly encountered by users, as well as financial malware for Windows and Android.
- In 2020, 625 thousand users were attacked by banking Trojans – 148,5 thousand less from 773,9 thousand in 2019.
- This year, users in Russia, Germany and Kazakhstan were the most frequent targets of financial malware.
- In 2020, the percentage of users hit by phishing declined slightly from 15.7% to 13.2%.
- Phishing attacks against PayPal users soared from 26.8% in 2019 to 38.7% in 2020. The longtime leader of the category, Visa, dropped to the fourth place with 10.2% of phishing attacks against users of payment systems successfully prevented by Kaspersky in 2020.