Mobile malware increases severely over last quarter

News by Danielle Correa

For folks that create malware, mobile phones are becoming progressively interesting since the amount of malicious software that targets mobile devices increased dramatically over the last three months.

A study by Kaspersky Lab states that 291,800 new mobile malware programs were found in the second quarter of 2015, nearly three times more malware than in 2015's first quarter.

The number of mobile malware installation packages in Q2 was seven times greater than in Q1.

Kaspersky Labs was able to identify and ward off almost 400 million malicious attacks from online resources worldwide.

Mobile banking services remain key targets for cyber-crime, with 83 percent of the total number having been detected. Kaspersky Labs found 5,900,000 notifications about attempted malware infections to steal money via online bank account access — 800,000 lower than in Q1.

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