Sophos releases Android malware list

Our Bureau Bangalore | Updated on June 20, 2012

IT security company Sophos has released a list of Android malware that it has found in the wild.

In a release, the company said that it used data from the installations of its app on Android smartphones and tablets in 118 different countries around the world.

The company said that maximum malware (63.4 per cent) pertained to apps that have been cracked using a publicly available tool.

Mr Graham Cluley, Senior Security Consultant at Sophos, said: “The volume of malware that we've discovered highlights that mobile security is a real and growing problem, especially on Android. Criminals are creating more and more targeted malware for different platforms, and smartphone users need to wise up to the fact that security is no longer limited to PCs, but mobiles and tablets are also at risk if not sufficiently protected.’’ 

Published on June 20, 2012

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