Avoiding the cost of mobile malware


Mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets have become ingrained in people’s daily lives.

Technology which was once only found on desktop computers can now be carried in the palm of one’s hands. Yet as the popularity of these devices explodes, the appetite of cyber criminals targeting these devices grows too.

The risk of mobile malware (malicious software which targets mobile devices) is real: hackers can steal money and sensitive information, use these devices as bots and even spy on your activities.

Unfortunately, most people have not realised the importance of protecting their mobile devices from such attacks.

To raise awareness among users, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has published a video (other languages versions are available on Europol’s YouTube channel) and an infographic as part of a Mobile Malware Awareness Campaign.