Banking malware that performs man-in-the-browser tricks such as injecting legitimate banking sites with additional forms, hijacking the authenticated session to add a new payee and transfer money in the background has known success in recent years.
Researchers have recently discovered malicious Android apps that infect and set up a backdoor on PCs running pre-Windows 7 operating systems. Two fake “cleaner” apps have been detected by the name of “DroidCleaner” and “SuperClean” offered by a developer named “Smart.Apps” on Google Play.
A global cyber-crime operation was disrupted by Microsoft Corporation and Symantec Corporation. Servers that controlled hundreds of thousands of PCs were shut down without the knowledge of their users.