According to new data released by
Figures for the second quarter of 2013 by
Due to the unique position of
The latest Kindsight Security Labs Malware Quarterly Report found that 10% of home networks and over 0.5% of mobile devices were infected with malware, both increases from the previous quarter.
Other highlights of the report include:
• 6 percent of home networks exhibited high-level threats, such as 'bots', 'rootkits' and 'Trojan' banking viruses – all types of malware infecting computers, computer programs and applications running on computers.
• The Zero Access botnet continues to be the most common malware threat, infecting 0.8 percent of broadband users.
• In mobile networks, the vast majority of infected devices are either Android™ phones or Windows laptops tethered to a phone on connected directly through a mobile USB stick or MIFI hub.
• Mobile malware continues to grow with a sixfold increase in the number of Android malware samples.
Malware and cyber security threats continue to be a growing problem for home networks and mobile devices, particularly for Android smartphones and tablets which are increasingly targeted," said
The report also includes the top 20 home network infections and Internet threats, as well as analysis of malware developments, including Zero Access, Alureon, the Zeus banking Trojan, Uapush, QDPlugin, and others.
From a remote web based command center the attacker can track the phone's location, download contact lists and personal information, intercept and send messages, record conversations and take pictures.
Most Popular Stories
- American Airlines, US Airways Complete Merger
- ACA Delay Stresses Small Businesses
- Questions Remain in Jenni Rivera's Death
- Unemployed Wait as Lawmakers Debate
- Harley Issues Motorcycle Recall
- General Dynamics Plans 200 New Jobs in N.M.
- Auto Dealer Builds Big Solar Project
- Entrepreneurs' Next Creation May Be New Laws
- Saab Gets Back into the Game; U.S. Auto Sales Soar
- Dell Offers Undisclosed Number of Employee Buyouts