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Mobile malware attacks grow 614% in year to March - study

Wednesday 26 June 2013 | 10:15 CET | News
Attacks on mobile devices increased 614 percent between March 2012 and March 2013, compared to 155 percent growth a year earlier, according to Juniper Networks. Android devices are increasingly the target. As a percentage of all attacks, Android attacks have risen from 24 percent in 2010 to 92 percent in 2013. This is not due to a large number of vulnerabilities in the underlying platforms. Android remains a target in large part because of its dominant market share and open app ecosystem. Malware is getting easier to distribute. It doesn't take sophistication to turn a quick and easy profit.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Google / Juniper Networks / Symantec
Countries: World
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