G Data: Almost 12,000 new Android malware instances every day

Android malware

According to the third quarterly report of 2018 released by G DATA recently, the number of new Android malicious samples reached 3.2 million, an increase of 40% compared with the same period in 2017. In the analysis report, “G DATA analysts counted around 3.2 million new malware apps up to the end of the third quarter of 2018. This represents an increase of over 40 percent compared to the same period last year (Q3 2017: 2,258,387 malware samples). Cyber criminals are increasingly focusing on mobile devices, especially those with Android operating systems. The reason: eight out of ten people worldwide use a smartphone with the popular OS, because these are often cheap to buy. This makes it all the more important to use a security app.”

The report pointed out that on average, about 11,700 new Android malware samples were found every day. The threat of the Android platform is deepening, and many users are at risk of being attacked by devices. In addition, because 80% of the world’s mobile phones are Android systems, the Android platform is also the target of hacker attacks.