Kaspersky Lab identified the virus engaged in mining on iOS devices

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«Kaspersky lab» has detected a new malicious activity of mobile banking Trojan Roaming Mantis that infect iOS devices with the aim to steal user credentials and performs the hidden web mining cryptocurrency, says the company.

According to Kaspersky Lab, the malware previously used method of DNS spoofing and has been infecting Android smartphones, but now its activity is recorded on iOS devices.

«Roaming Mantis began to steal credentials of iOS users through phishing. When victims turn to the page with an iOS device, they are redirected to a fake website where criminals steal user ID, password, credit card number, its expiration date and CVV code», — stated in the message.

In addition, the virus began to attack the gadgets based on iOS with the goal of web mining. «His main tool – service cryptocurrency mining CoinHive by which before the Trojan infected the PC,» — added to the company.

As the researchers note, «Kaspersky Lab», the main motive of the attackers – quick profits. In particular, the propagation of the Trojan they in turn used a phishing site and web mining depending on which method will bring more money in each case.