By end of 2015 there will likely be more smartphones than humans and by 2016 there could be 10 billion smartphones. That’s 1.4 mobile devices for each human on the planet.
People are increasing their reliance on their mobile devices to perform monetary transactions, including purchasing goods and services and sending a variety of payments. The rapid adoption of, and reliance on, mobile technologies has not gone unnoticed by the cybercriminals.
Unfortunately, mobile users face a range of very real risks from ransomeware, spyware, malicious apps and financial malware. Ori Bach, Senior Security Strategist for IBM Security Trusteer, shares the latest research on mobile threats including:
• Top mobile threats for the remainder of 2015
• Growth trends for attacks and malicious actors
• Future trends in mobile threats
• The emerging underground mobile malware market