Other instant messaging apps also targeted by malware. Researchers have discovered a new type of Android malware that steals data from instant messaging apps on Android devices.
Prilex, a point-of-sale malware program that's historically been used to steal money or payment card information from Brazilian ATMs and retailers, has now evolved into a comprehensive tool suite allowing chip and pin card data theft.
According to Tim Grieveson, chief cyber strategist at HP, the coming year will look very different for the illicit data trade
Over the past two years, three out of every four organisations have been hit by the loss or theft of important data.
Japanese criminals exploit stolen South African bank data to withdraw 1.4 billion Japanese yen (£9 million) using cloned bank cards.
At least 2.07 million data sets with personal information have been leaked or feared leaked from 140 organisations in Japan during 2015.
New research by Citrix reveals that nearly 31 percent of workers in the UK would feel more violated if files were stolen from their computer than if intruders broke into their home.