IDG/Lookout study shows another take on the mobile threat, while Verizon says breaches it’s seen so far this year still aren’t due to mobile devices.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins:
In a surprising twist, nearly three-fourths of organizations in a new study say they experienced a data breach via mobile — either malware-rigged mobile apps, vulnerable apps, or unsecured WiFi connections.
The new data comes from an IDG study commissioned by mobile security firm Lookout, which says the numbers came as a shock to them as well. “The most surprising results to us were that 74% said they had already experienced a data breach as a result of mobile” issue, says Aaron Cockerill, vice president of products at Lookout. “A lot of breaches globally are frequently attributed to infrastructure in the corporation, LAN
There’s never really been a huge data breach attributed to mobile devices.”
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