The number of pieces of new mobile malware in 2010 increased by 46%, compared with 2009 and 20 million new pieces of malware were discovered in 2010, equating to nearly 55,000 new malware threats every day. Of the almost 55 million total pieces, 36% were created in 2010, increasing as consumers coincidentally use their mobile devices for payments increasingly.
This is according to McAfee’s “McAfee Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2010,” indicating a steady growth of threats to mobile platforms. Android/Geinimi, a Trojan inserted into legitimate mobile applications and games for the Android platform, was one of the most important threats of the quarter. McAfee Labs expects cybercriminals to more and more use botnet infections to target mobile devices.Details