Mobile Malware awareness campaign in Romania

EUROPOL, CERT-RO, Romanian Police

Raising awareness of individuals about malware targeting mobile devices

Activity website: https://cert.ro

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Time & Place

24 Oct 2016 08:00 to 28 Oct 2016 17:00
Liceul Tudor Vladimirescu, Bucuresti Romania

Target Audience

Common users of mobile devices

Description

Whether it is used in direct methods of attack or as an enabler for downstream cybercrime, malware remains one of the key threat areas within cybercrime. The malware identified as the current threats across the EU by EU law enforcement can be loosely divided into three categories based on their primary functionality – ransomware, Remote Access Tools (RATs) and info stealers.
Industry reporting indicates that the volume of mobile malware continues to grow. The majority of mobile malware is typically less malicious than its desktop counterpart. Although there is a growing volume of banking malware and trojanised financial apps on mobile devices, the majority of mobile malware is still from premium service abusers.
As more consumers move to mobile devices for their financial services (banking, mobile payments, etc.) the effectiveness and impact of mobile malware will increase. It can therefore be expected to begin to feature more prominently on law enforcement’s radar.
EUROPOL, CERT-RO, Romanian Police & DIICOT gathered their efforts and expertise in mobile malware in order to deliver a successful anti-mobile-malware campaign in Romania