Russia number one target for global mobile malware in 2013; consumer finances most at risk

Russia number one target for global mobile malware in 2013; consumer finances most at riskRussian mobile users suffered most from malware attacks last year, according to the most recent global mobile threat landscape analysis conducted by Kaspersky Lab, the leading Russian IT security company

Russian mobile users suffered most from malware attacks last year, according to the most recent global mobile threat landscape analysis conducted by Kaspersky Lab, the leading Russian IT security company. With 40% of all of its unique mobile users attacked last year, Russia far outpaced India (8%), Vietnam (4%), Ukraine (4%) and the United Kingdom (3%) in Kaspersky Lab?s Top Five group of the most unfortunate, East-West Digital News, the first all English-language online resource dedicated to Russian digital industries, reported the key findings last week. Android continued to be the most vulnerable of the platforms currently used, a target for 98.1% of all mobile malware detected in 2013, the Russian company emphasized. ?Approximately 4 million malicious applications were used by cybercriminals to distribute mobile malware for Android-based devices. A total of 10 million malicious Android apps were detected in 2012-2013,? concluded the Kaspersky study. Culprits increasingly targeted consumer finances in 2013, an alarming trend that saw the number of mobile malware modifications designed for phishing and theft of bank card information and money from bank accounts skyrocket between January and December ?by a factor of almost 20...