Cable & Telecom

Mobile malware threat growing: McAfee Labs report

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. ?– A new report from Mcafee Labs warns of SMS-stealing banking malware, fraudulent dating apps, data-stealing apps and more ransomware samples in 2013 than in all previous periods combined. The McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2013, found that Android-based malware achieved a 35% growth rate not seen since early 2012. The rebound was marked by the continued proliferation of SMS-stealing banking malware, fraudulent dating and entertainment apps, weaponized legitimate apps, and malicious apps posing as useful tools. McAfee Labs claims it registered twice as many new ransomware samples in Q2 as in Q1, raising the 2013 ransomware...