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Update: Mobile threats on the rise


For many consumers and business users alike, mobile devices represent critical tools to access information and communicate on the go. In fact, mobile devices are now the primary end point for internet access in many countries, including the U.S., Canada, U.K, China and Mexico, among others.

However, as more peopleutilize their smartphones, tablets and laptops for critical corporate and personal activities, hackers have begun to take notice. Attackers are continually redirecting their efforts from the desktop to the mobile endpoint, and as a result, threats to the mobile platform are currently on the rise.

Mobile malware: Increase in unique samples

According to data gathered from Trend Micro's Mobile App Reputational Service (MARS) included in the 2017 Midyear Security Roundup, an increasing amount of unique mobile ransomware samples have been seen this year. Figures peaked in March 2017, when MARS identified 56,000 mobile ransomware samples.

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