Our cybersecurity researchers have detected 16 million mobile malware infections in the third quarter of 2017, and they predict that this type of cybersecurity problems will only go up in 2018.
A decade has passed since the Apple App Store, and Google Play was launched, and they are under attack from day one, cybercriminals are looking nonstop for cybersecurity flaws to use them in devious ways.
Both ecosystem providers have done tremendous work to improve their cybersecurity over the years by developing and implementing secure cybersecurity solutions. But still Android needs more cybersecurity, this is why a reliable antivirus must protect every device running Android.
For example, the Garbos malware campaign infected an estimated 17.5 million devices via 144 apps on Google Play before it was discovered and shut down, so don’t think that you can be safe without a robust cybersecurity solution like an antivirus.
The 16 million cybersecurity threats for Q3 represent a double number that the number of cybersecurity threats from the same period of the previous year.
In 2010 the highest-paid malware campaign could earn revenue between $100,000–$300,000, the report noted.
Nowadays a full-fledged campaign exploiting ad click fraud, pay-per-download scam or a common banking trojan could potentially bring cybercriminals $1–$2m in revenue.
If mobile cybersecurity threats continue on its current trajectory, it could create revenues of billion-dollar for malware authors by 2020.
The report also raises awareness in mobile banking trojans, fake mobile wallets, and network spoofing attacks. The latter cybersecurity problem can be made more accessible by exposure to the infamous KRACK WPA2 vulnerability.
Don’t take cybersecurity as a joke some 41% of Android devices were initially exposed, even if they connected to a secure network. Install a reliable cybersecurity solution like an antivirus, never let your device unprotected.