Smartphone Invasion: Texting Scams, Spam, Phishing Are Tops

Malnets Turning Sights On Mobile

The infrastructure that drove nearly two-thirds of all Web-based attacks in 2012 is setting its sights on mobile users, according to Blue Coat. Cybercriminals are using existing infrastructure to change domain names for attacks while leaving the rest of the attack path in place, a tactic that simplifies the process of carrying out broad campaigns. About 40 percent of mobile malware blocked by Blue Coat has originated from known malnets.

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