Mobile Malware Infection Rate in H1 2014 Almost as High as in the Entire 2013

September 10, 2014


In the first half of 2014, the infection rate for mobile devices grew by 17%, which is almost as much as the increase for the entire year 2013, when 20% was recorded.

According to a study from Kindsight Security Labs of Alcatel-Lucent, with data pulled from their sensors, 60% of the infected devices run Android operating system, and less than 1% rely on iOS, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows.

Based on telemetric information, the researchers estimate that about 15 million devices are currently …