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Malware targeting Android has a taste for Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich

Analysis of mobile malware for Android OS by Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, security experts in Q3 2012 revealed that the most popular targets among cybercriminals were Android versions 2.3.6, or ‘Gingerbread’, and 4.0.4, also known as ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’.

The rapid growth in the number of new mobile malicious programs for Android continued in the third quarter, prompting the specialists at Kaspersky Lab to identify the platform versions most frequently targeted by cybercriminals. Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread accounted for 28% of all blocked attempts to install malware, while the second most commonly attacked version was the new 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, which accounted for 22% of attempts. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2012 in Kaspersky Lab, Technology

 

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