The top three threat types include premium service abuser, adware, and data stealer. Malicious downloader, rooter, and click fraudster round out the bottom three. Premium service abuser took the top spot as the main threat to Android users. As the name suggests, premium service abuser will, for instance, send a premium text or call without the permission and then leaving the user with the bill. Cybercriminal favors premium service abuser for tapping into people’s wallet because it is “simpler to create and less risky to use compared to committing credit card fraud or distributing fake antivirus.”Further details can be read at VR Zone.
Android malware growing at explosive rate
Posted on Thursday, Jan 24 2013 @ 13:53 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck