Threats from Mobile Ransomware & Banking Malware Are Growing

The number of unique mobile malware samples increased greatly in 2017.  Compared to the previous year, unique mobile ransomware samples increased 415%, while the number of distinct mobile banking malware samples increased by 94%.  Android is the predominant target for most malicious apps, but attackers are starting to target iOS more due to the number of potential victims.  As always, users should keep their mobile devices updated to the latest version, avoid installing apps from third-party app stores, and carefully review the permissions that apps request.  

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