Provided by: Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Date Added: Oct 2013
The ubiquity of mobile devices and their evolution as computing platforms has made them lucrative targets for malware. Malware, such as spyware, Trojans, rootkits and botnets that have traditionally plagued PCs are now increasingly targeting mobile devices and are also referred to as mobile malware. Cybercriminal attacks have used mobile malware Trojans to steal and transmit users' personal information, including financial credentials, to bot master servers as well as abuse the capabilities of the device (e.g., send premium SMS messages) to generate fraudulent revenue streams.