January 21, 2015

Ransomware Leads Surge In 2014 Mobile Malware Onslaught

“What we see on the PC side, we soon see on the mobile side. We have already seen mobile malware variants that encrypt phone data and demand payment to retrieve,” says Nathan Collier, senior malware intelligence analyst with Malwarebytes. “Pre-existing phone backup options will make this threat less severe, however many users still might be willing to pay to get their data back.”