McAfee Study: Malware Attacks Spreading to Mobile Devices

    Date13 Feb 2007
    Posted ByBill Keys
    Researchers at McAfee said malware is hitting mobile device users around the world at increasing rates. The study, which was performed by Informa Telecoms and Media and sponsored by McAfee, found 83 percent of mobile operators surveyed have been hit by mobile device infections, and that nearly half of the operators that have experienced mobile malware outbreaks have had one within the last three months.

    "I think that's a very dramatic number," said Jan Volzke, McAfee's head of marketing for mobile security. "[We're talking] all sorts of malware with malicious intent."

    The research was conducted between December 2006 and January 2007, and was targeted toward mobile operators worldwide. There were more than 200 responses to the questionnaire, McAfee officials said.

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