57% of all monitored apps are under attack, with gaming (63%) and FinServ (62%) apps facing the highest risk, according to Digital.ai.
The study found no correlation between an app’s popularity and likelihood of being attacked but found Android apps are more likely to be put in unsafe environments (76%) than iOS apps (55%). Android apps are also more likely (28%) to be run with modified code than iOS apps (6%).
“There were a staggering 100 billion mobile app downloads in 2021 alone. Between curious actors and threat actors, the reasons and motivations for attacks on any app are varied and increasing,” said Greg Ellis, GM, Application Security, Digital.ai.