Kaspersky: Mobile Threats Spike in Q3

Malicious mobile programs are on the rise, having seen a 3.1-fold increase since the first quarter and a 10.8% increase from Q2.
By Tara Seals
Kaspersky Lab’s IT Threat Evolution report for the third quarter of 2015 found that 323,374 new malicious mobile programs were detected. That’s in addition to 1.6 million malicious installation packages, and 2,516 mobile banker trojans. On the other hand, SMS trojans decreased, accounting for only 6.2% of mobile threats during the quarter.
Kaspersky found that during the quarter, displaying intrusive advertisements to consumers remained the main method of profiting from mobile threats. So, mobile adware continued to increase and accounted for more than half of all detected mobile threats. Some of these mobile attack methods are using super-user privileges (root access) to conceal their presence in the systems folder, making it very difficult to combat them.
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