Kaspersky Lab Detecting 5,000 New Mobile Trojans Weekly (Video)

Mobile malware is rising significantly according to Kaspersky Lab chief malware expert Alex Gostev. Mobile threats are targeting Android smartphones and tablets, Gostev said.

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The good news is that cybercriminals don't really know how to use the data they are stealing from infected devices at the moment. But that could quickly change, Gostev said. A large amount of mobile malware comes in the form of spyware and aggressive adware embedded in freely available mobile apps. SMS Trojans, designed to stealthily text premium rate phone numbers, also make up a significant amount of the malware detected by Kaspersky researchers. Gostev said the threat is likely to continue to increase as mobile use skyrockets.

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