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Mobile Malware Attacks Surged in 2017: Kaspersky

March 12, 2018


The number of mobile malware attacks detected in 2017 has increased to 42.7 million, according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab.

The surge in attacks was in contradiction to evolution of detected mobile malicious installation packages, which amounted to 5,730,916 in 2017, almost 1.5 times lower than 2016.

The number of attacked users, however, increased 1.2 times compared to the previous year. According to Kaspersky, they protected 4,909,900 unique users of Android devices from the beginning of January until the end of December 2017.

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