Just How Much Of A Problem Is Android Malware?

17 Aug 2012

By: Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Forbes

There’s no doubt that cybercriminals are turning their attention to Google‘s Android mobile platform, but just how much of a problem is Android malware?

According to Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab, the problem is really big. In a “Q2 IT Threat Evolution” report, the company claims that the “ number of new malicious programs targeting the Android platform has almost trebled in the second quarter of the year” and that during that quarter “over 14,900 new malicious programs targeting this platform were added to Kaspersky Lab’s database”.