Rapid Growth Of Mobile Malware
In 2012, malware developers targeted mobile devices far more than the previous year, and this trend is expected to escalate during the new year. Be on the lookout for ransomware through which cybercriminals will be able to lock down the device until a specified fee is paid. There are no guarantees that the device will be unlocked when the funds are received. And then, of course, the bad guys will then have the credit card number of the victim if the ransom is paid. The BYOD phenomenon increases this threat still further due to the growing number of devices that now have access to both personal and business resources.