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99.9% of new mobile malware finds a new home on Android phones

Android is a malware haven with 99.9% of new mobile malware targeting Google's mobile OS
| Hacking & Security News | Posted: May 23, 2013 8:29 am

Here's a scary number: 99.9% of new mobile malware detected in Q1 2013 was designed to attack Android-based phones according to a new report released on Kaspersky Labs. Most of these arrive in the form of trojan viruses.




This also includes SMS trojans, which steal money by sending unauthorized texts to premium rate numbers, which are the most common with 63% of total infections. Kaspersky noticed a huge surge in mobile malware for the first quarter of 2013, with the three-month period seeing around half of the total number of malware that the entire of 2012 saw. kas


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