07 Sep '12, 7am

Security firms see rise in smartphone cyber-attacks ~via Defense Talk

Security firms see rise in smartphone cyber-attacks By Agence France-Presse on Friday, September 7th, 2012 Related Articles Hacker group claims hit on US defense ... Army looking at 'probable, possible, u... National Sovereignty: NATO and the EU'... Cyber-crooks are increasingly taking aim at smartphones, following their prey as lifestyles migrate to Internet-linked mobile devices, according to new reports by online security firms. Symantec’s annual Norton Cybercrime Report released calculated that such crimes cost worldwide consumers $110 billion in the past year, with an increase in attacks on mobile devices and online social networks. “Cybercriminals are changing their tactics to target fast-growing mobile platforms and social networks where consumers are less aware of security risks,” said Norton Internet safety advocate Marian Merritt. Lookout Mobile Security estimate...

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