Shopper malware affects over 14% Indians: Kaspersky report

News:According to a report,a new Trojan called ‘Shopper malware’ is increasing its presence among smartphone users.


About Shopper Malware:

  • The Malware is targeting the retail applications.Around 14 percent of Indians have been affected by this malware.
  • As the Trojan gains permission,it interacts with the system interfaces and capture every data being featured in the screen.It is also capable of reading data being entered on the screen.

About Malware:

  • Malware (malicious software) refers to any kind of software that is designed to cause damage to a single computer, server or computer network.
  • It is an umbrella term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive malicious software including computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, and ransomware among others.
  • Trojan horse is a malware that disguises itself as a normal file or program to trick users into downloading and installing malware.

Additional information:

About Cyber Swachhta Kendra:

  • The Cyber Swachhta Kendra(Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre) is a part of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In).
  • It was setup to enhance the cyber security of Digital India’s IT infrastructure by providing information on botnet/malware threats and suggesting remedial measures.
  • In addition,it also strives to create awareness among citizens to secure their data, computers, mobile phones and devices such as home routers.