Study shows marked decrease in financial Trojans in 2014

A report released this week by Symantec analysed the activity of nine common financial Trojans throughout 2014 and revealed that the total detection of financial Trojans across the globe dropped by more than fifty percent last year.

According to the analysis, the decrease in financial Trojans is most likely due to take-down and arrest operations. The increased use of detection products that help block exploits and similar threats also contributes to the ebbing of Trojan prevalence. However, as law enforcement, detection, and threat mitigation increase in effectiveness and complexity, so do the attacks and Symantec analysts warn: “don't relax too much—the bad guys are still out there and they are after your money.”