Android is target of 94pc of mobile malware threats – up from 65pc
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
“2012was 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.