In an effort to infect as many smartphones and tablets as possible, cybercriminals are increasingly targeting Google Android-powered devices. It's not a big surprise as security researchers continually note that the majority of mobile malware is aimed towards Android, with F-Secure pegging the number about 99 percent.
Blue Coat Systems specializes in business security, and has a team specifically designed to hunt down malware and other threats, trying to find ways to neutralize security issues.
"It's more like watching a bank of video security cameras focused on a high-crime area," said Andrew Brandt, Blue Coat Systems Director of Threat Research, when speaking to CNET. "I had downloaded an unrelated app a few hours earlier. [Out of nowhere], I get a text message on the phone thanking me for subscribing [to a $4-a-month service]."