The New Generation of Mobile Malware

Malicious programs for mobile devices are growing exponentially. Compared to the year 2011, which in our database stored 100,000 samples of malicious files, are now stored more than 1 million. Mobile Malware is relatively young, has a relatively simple structure and is designed to steal user’s money. Mobile viruses evolve and adapt and begin to slowly grow into more complex and insidious tactics aimed at the user.

The Evolution of Mobile malware:

The first malicious programs for the PC in the early stages, developed by amateurs and then later it has been created for smart-phones and tablets which are now storing more information than the PC. Mobile malware, even with their simple coding structure can cause serious issues. Mobile malware created for the sole purpose of collecting personal and financial information of the user. The creator of the mobile virus often ends up in stealing money from the users. Read more here

Cyber-crooks have several options for how to use mobile viruses for their own purposes. In addition to malicious apps in the App Store and ads in applications, redirects to infected content, attackers often use bugs in operating systems, applications, or the popular payment systems of mobile operators.

In 2015, approximately 60-70% of malware are designed to send SMS to premium without the user’s knowledge, and with this simple trick to get money. A number of steps had been taken to prevent the spread of viruses in recent years. For example, mobile operators in the United States and other countries banned the SMS premium newsletter. But even these measures, there is no 100% protection, since the virus creator will come up with more complex and sophisticated methods of stealing users money.

The New Generation of Mobile Malware

Advanced mobile malwares such as spyware and viruses extortionists, are on the rise and slowly take control of the mobile devices. Currently, Google has more than 1 billion Android Crypto-lockers, as one of the most insidious virus, previously known only to the PC, now comes in Android platform and blocks requires decryption of user data. Mobile spy finding other personal data that may be used in the future to break into other accounts.

Already, we can predict that with the development of new technologies, virus creators will find new ways to use them. For example, with the growing popularity of new payment methods using NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, we expect that hackers will go after this method of stealing money.

Users should be aware of the value of smart-phones – not only as a means of communication, but also in terms of sharing their data through these devices.

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