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Mobile malware

1 - Mobility, IoT Boost Enterprise Security RisksMobility, IoT Boost Enterprise Security Risks

Channel providers looking to tap opportunities in security should bolster their offerings, particularly for managing mobile devices.

2 - Number of Android Threats EaseNumber of Android Threats Ease

Threats for the Android platform decreased 21% from 1,526,756 in Q2 to 1,205,487 in Q3.

3 - New Android FamiliesNew Android Families

Quick Heal Threat Research Labs found 220 new families of Android malware in Q3, up from 170 in Q2. These families include several strains of PUAs and adware.

4 - Variants of Exiting Android ThreatsVariants of Exiting Android Threats

Quick Heal Labs found 148 new variants of existing Android malware families in Q3, down from 232 in Q2, which means more users are adopting Android security measures.

5 - Malware GrowsMalware Grows

For 2015 so far, the number of new Android malware families in 2015 crossed the 500 mark, and new variants of existing malware families are close to 600.

6 - iOS Won't Be ImmuneiOS Won’t Be Immune

The report does not break out data on iOS vulnerability. However, the report stated: “It is expected that Android malware will soon be altered to affect iOS users as well, and jailbroken iOS devices will be the first wave of targets for these attacks.”

7 - Out-of-Control MalwareOut-of-Control Malware

The detection count for Windows malware in Q3 rose twofold, approaching 400 million samples, indicating the prevalence of Windows malware globally.

8 - Trojans Top Malware ThreatsTrojans Top Malware Threats

Trojans (34%) were the most common type of malware affecting the Windows platform in Q3, followed by infectors (25%), worms (20%) and potentially unwanted applications, or PUAs (11%).

9 - Malicious SpamMalicious Spam

The percentage of malicious spam emails in Q3 was the highest in 2015, increasing to 36% from 34% in Q2 and 30% in Q1.

10 - Targeted AttacksTargeted Attacks

The top targeted industries in Q3 were businesses (53%), computers and technology (16%), travel (6%), finance (5%), and health & medicine (5%).

11 - Bypassing CAPTCHABypassing CAPTCHA

Applications continue to pose new threats through CAPTCHA-bypassing malware from the Google Play store and fake malicious games.

12 - Adware RulesAdware Rules

Adware is still the leading source of malware on Android devices. Adware accounted for 60% of the total samples received in Q3, followed by PUA (25%) and malware (15%).