Smartphone Invasion: Texting Scams, Spam, Phishing Are Tops

Malicious Android Apps

Malnet infrastructure increasingly served up mobile malware in the form of malicious apps targeting Android device owners, Blue Coat said. In 2012, mobile traffic to malnets increased to 2 percent of overall malnet traffic. Blue Coat predicts the traffic will increase in 2013. Attacks are a business decision. As long as an attack campaign requires a relatively low investment and impacts a broad audience, cybercriminals will see value in making the investment in time and money.

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