Cybersecurity companies estimate that the number of attacks on the infrastructure of Russian mobile applications has increased by 200,000, writing "Commersant". Experts have warned that up to 90% of the applications are under threat of forced entry.
According to an expert from the Monitoring and Counteracting Centre, IZ:SOC "Intelligence" by Shamil Chich, the number of attacks has increased primarily because, due to sanctions, a number of Russian companies' applications have been removed from Google Play and App Store markets and can now only be downloaded as APK files from a company's website or bank that may be infected with the virus, the expert says.
He noted that most companies created web-based versions and mobile applications on one interface, which also posed a security threat, as confirmed by the director of cyber security of the developer red_mad_robot Dmitri Morev, who reported that about half the market was developing a single-bread scheme.
The director of the Solar AppScreener centre, RTK-Solar, Daniel Chernov, described the attack on the app as the easiest way to get into the perimeter of the organization and gain access to infrastructure. He described the mobile software as the most vulnerable link in the security of organizations after the human factor.