Android malware spreads via Facebook to be ...

Almost a million and a half malicious apps identified …

February 17, 2014

Trend Micro’s annual study on cybersecurity warns of the escalation of malware for online banking, the growth in the volume of mobile vulnerabilities and the profitability of private data for mass delivery of attacks.

There was an increase in so-called ransomware, a technique by which attackers restrict access to the infected computer by asking for payment of an amount for its restoration – which involves providing financial information.

Android was the platform that presented the most threats; Around 1.4 million malicious and high-risk apps were identified in this ecosystem.

via Identified 1.4 million malicious and high-risk apps on Android – Silicon News.

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