By increasing awareness of this issue and educating consumers on the best security practices, we can combat attacks and stay one step ahead of mobile malware
Dubai: Mobile malware
has grown almost threefold during the second quarter as hackers have become more sophisticated in their approach.
includes mobile application control and mobile malware
protection across both
Most identified mobile malware
tried to steal users' personal data, the security firm said.
Even Verizon admitted in the report that "96% of mobile malware
was targeted at the Android platform".
Mobile banking users have to stay protected from mobile malware
and high-risk apps.
One of the single largest messaging-initiated mobile malware
outbreaks has been uncovered by AdaptiveMobile.
The malware then mimics the shutdown animation and appears to be off, AVG's mobile malware
research team said in a blog post , PCworld reported.
attacks were registered in more than 200 countries worldwide
Its report found that mobile malware
infections increased 17 percent during the first six months of 2014, growing at nearly double the rate seen for the entirety of 2013.
According to recent reports from leading global security organizations, in 2013 the region saw significant increases in data breaches, banking trojans, mobile malware
and other online threats," the CCSC said.
According to security firm F-Secure, 97 percent of new threats were aimed at Android phones, though most mobile malware
exists in third-party marketplaces outside of the Google Play store.