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Attacks against mobile still lower than desktop, but threats rising

Threats against mobile rising, but not as sophisticated and developed as desktop-based attacks
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Nov 23, 2014 6:46 pm

Mobile attacks accounted for around one-third of attack activity on ThreatMetrix networks, and while mobile attacks are still lower than desktop threats, cybercriminals are increasingly interested in expanding their mobile cybercrime strategies.

 

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"As iPhone, Android and tablet usage continues to increase among consumers, mobile will represent an equal opportunity chancel for cybercrime activity," said Alisdair Faulkner, ThreatMetrix CEO, in a statement. "Cybercriminals always go where the money is and as more transactions turn to mobile, they will create new, sophisticated strategies to target this channel."

 

Google Android controls a higher market and browser share than rivals - and Apple iOS has amounts for almost twice the amount of payments, logins and authentications combined - both mobile operating systems are under threat. ThreatMetrix said 48 percent of mobile attacks were targeted against iOS smartphones and tablets.

NEWS SOURCES:Prweb.com, Threatmetrix.com, Www2.agilityrecovery.com

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