Android is target of 94pc of mobile malware threats – up from 65pc

04 Mar 2013

By: Chantal Tode, Channel Marketer

By late 2012, the number of mobile threats targeting the Android platform accounted for 94 percent, up from 65 percent a year ago, according to a new report from Kaspersky Labs.

At the same time, 99 percent of all mobile malware detections in 2012 were threats targeting Android devices. For the next two years at least, Kaspersky Labs predicts that mobile malware will predominantly target Android devices.

2012 was a very interesting year where we saw mobile threats skyrocket at an alarming rate,” said Ryan Naraine, Security Evangelist, Kaspersky Lab, Woburn, MA. “We also see a dramatic shift as cyber-criminals focused resources on targeting the Android mobile operating system.