The Riltok banking trojan, originally intended to target Russians, has, after a few modifications, set its sights on the European market.

The malware has more recently diverted four percent of its traffic to France and even smaller percentages to Italy, Ukraine and the U.K., although 90 percent of its victims in Russia, according to a June 25 Kaspersky blog post.   

Riltok is distributed from infected devices via SMS, disguised as apps for popular free ad services in Russia. Victims typically receive an SMS containing a malicious link pointing to a fake website that appears to be a popular free ad service.

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