Malware Motivations

gdataYesterday I wrote about how we shouldn’t necessarily ignore malware. GDATA has new research into current Android malware. They also have a free report (pdf). There are about 4900 new malware samples every day – that’s a new malware sample every 18 seconds.

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About 50% of the malware is financially motivated and is attempting to steal financial details, send premium SMS or locks the device (ransomware).

If you are an Android user, you might want to read my advice for consumers. App developers should read my guidelines on securing data and code.