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smartphone virus

A cellphone virus. Used to steal personal information or send messages to pay-per-minute telephone numbers, the virus may be a Trojan deposited in a phone with an open Bluetooth connection. See Bluetooth virus.
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In July, Lotoor was the most prevalent Mobile malware, followed by AndroidBauts and Piom - two new malware families in the top mobile malware list.
M2 EQUITYBITES-July 22, 2019-Secure-D releases mobile malware analytics platform
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-July 22, 2019-Secure-D releases mobile malware analytics platform
NNA - A new type of mobile malware that secretly replaces popular apps like WhatsApp on people's phones has already infected more than 25 million devices, security researchers have revealed.
India, July 11 -- Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence arm of cyber security solutions provider Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, claims to have discovered a new mobile malware called 'Agent Smith.' This malware is said to replace existing installed apps with malicious versions without users' knowledge or interaction.
Timur Biyachuev, Vice President, Threat Research at Kaspersky Lab explains: " According to recent Kaspersky Lab research the number of mobile malware attacks doubled in 2018, as cybercriminals invent new ways to create and distribute malware.
Timur Biyachuev, Vice President, Threat Research at Kaspersky Lab explains: "According to recent Kaspersky Lab research the number of mobile malware attacks doubled in 2018, as cybercriminals invent new ways to create and distribute malware.
Mobile malware attacks in META in Q1 2019 numbered more than 368,000, an average of 4,098 per day, and a spike of 118% when compared to Q1 2018.
Cybercriminals used a number of malicious programs to infect Kaspersky Lab users in the Philippines, such as mobile malware - malicious codes designed to target smartphones and tablets and banking Trojans- a kind of malware that steals sensitive financial credentials such as for e-payment and online banking systems from victims, intercepting one-time passwords then sending the data back to the attackers behind the Trojan,
The number of mobile malware attacks globally rose to 116.5 million in 2018, or a 75 percent increase from the 66.4 million attacks recorded in 2017, according to the latest report of cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab.
Mobiles are a moving target: 33% of organizations worldwide were hit by mobile malware, with the leading three malware types targeting the Android OS.
Over 30 per cent of organisations worldwide were hit by mobile malware, with the leading three malware types targeting the Android OS.

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