Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web updated its Dr.Web for Android and Dr.Web for Android Light to versions 9.02.1 and 9.00.2 respectively. The update delivers support of Android 5.0 for the anti-virus scanner and file monitor.
Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web is warning users about a new Trojan that has Android handheld owners in South Korea under attack. This malicious program entered the Dr.Web virus database as Android.BankBot.35.origin. With a wide array of features that enable it to fake online banking applications, send and block short messages on command, steal confidential information, and download additional modules to enhance its payload, this malware poses a severe threat.
In the last autumn month of 2014, Doctor Web's security researchers discovered a substantial number of malicious programs targeting Mac OS X and Linux. As in previous months, a large number of Android Trojans were discovered—many of them specialised in stealing bank account data and other confidential information. November also saw the appearance of new malicious programs for Windows, the definitions of which were promptly added to the Dr.Web virus databases.