Last year, the malware that attack mobile devices increased by 58 percent. Meanwhile, all of the threats that attack mobile devices that aim to steal user information by 32 percent, such as email addresses and telephone numbers.
Exposure through internet security threat report (ISTR) volume 18, Symantec held, there is one that is quite surprising, wherein the amount of this increase (malware), it does not have a relationship with the increasing vulnerability of mobile devices by 30 percent.
Call it Apple’s IOS is known to have a greater susceptibility, only face one type of threat to its operating system.
Meanwhile, the Android is noted to have a more secure system, it faces more threats in the operating system. This is due to the market share of Android is an open platform and has multiple distribution methods.
So, Android is more likely to send malicious applications. With this, malware authors will assume the green robot operating system became the go-to platform for action. One example of this malware on the device is Android.Sumzand malware program that is active in Japan.
This application is infecting mobile devices by sending a link via email to users for download. Then when the user clicks the link, the application will steal the information in the user’s contact list. After that, the cyber criminals will send an email to all users contact to open the same link.
“That’s how the malware in general,” said Senior Regional Director, Systems Engineering & Alliances, ASR, Symantec.