Mobile malware attacks are booming in 2019: These are the most common threats
A new Check Point report underscores the trend toward mobile malware attacks. Since the middle of 2018, campaigns targeting mobile devices have surged by 50%, with most of the attacks targeting Android phones. According to Maya Horowitz of Check Point, “the sharp rise in mobile banking malware correlates to the growing use of mobile banking applications.”
Globally, mobile attacks account for 30% of all cyber attacks, followed by cryptominers (21%), botnets (13%), banking malware (6%) and ransomware (3%).