The country ranks fifth in volume of malware detected in the country amongst other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Fortinet has warned users that a critical vulnerability found in the Android operating system could allow hackers to gain access to their mobile devices with a single multimedia message (MMS).
Researchers from security company ESET have discovered more than 30 fake applications available for download on the Google Play Store.
Security threats to mobile and residential devices jumped sharply during the first half of 2014, putting device owners at increased risk of being spied on, having personal information stolen, or experiencing ‘bill shock’ as result of pirated data usage, according to Alcatel-Lucent.
Android was the dominant platform of choice for malware developers, representing 96.5% of all mobile malware infections detected by FortiGuard Labs in 2013, according to network security company Fortinet.
The overall global Internet threat level grew by 6.9 percentage points, said Kaspersky Lab. In 2013, 41.6% of user computers were attacked at least once.
There are new efforts to circumvent digital signature app validation on Android-based devices, according to security solutions vendor McAfee.
Fortinet has rolled out FortiGuard Labs’ 2014 security predictions, highlighting five threats to watch out for next year.