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More than 440K new Android malware strains found in Q1, study finds

02
Jul
2015
More than 440K new Android malware strains found in Q1, study finds

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More than 440,000 new strains of Android malware were discovered by security experts at G DATA analyzing data for the first quarter of 2015.

That the company’s Q1 2015 Mobile Malware Report found so many strains of malware, representing a 6.4 percent jump from the quarter before, is not surprising, considering half of U.S. consumers use a smartphone or tablet to do their banking and 78 percent of those on the Internet make purchases online, giving cybercriminals a large pool of potential victims as well as the opportunity for significant financial gain.

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