Mobile Devices Being Targeted by Cyber Thieves

September 27, 2013 Updated Feb 25, 2013 at 1:34 PM EDT

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Mobile Devices Being Targeted by Cyber Thieves

September 27, 2013 Updated Feb 25, 2013 at 1:34 PM EDT

Cyber thieves are targeting mobile devices at an astounding rate.

According to analysts at McAfee, the number of mobile malware samples discovered last year was 44 times the number found in 2011. Nearly all of the malware is aimed at android bases devices.

McAfee also reports an advanced, and persistent, threat targeting financial services firms and their customers.