Nearly 1 Million Devices infected in India, reveals Security Report

InShortViral: Malware have badly affected android devices in India, China and Indonesia. These countries are having largest android base but are also having high growth rate of malware’s in Android.

According to report by Cheetah Mobile, revealed discovering from latest global mobile security report that is mainly based on Android Gadgets. The report also reveals the tremendous growth of various viruses, phishing, malware’s and infected devices over vital markets which also includes India. It also consists of data leakages and rounds out with security predictions for the year 2016.

The Company’s yearly security report is collective data based on 567 million active users globally which also has an installs of nearly 2 Billion users that are using the company’s mobile apps on android devices.

Android operating system flourished across the world, but viruses are flourishing following the growth of Android. The report estimated that number of viruses crossed 9.5 Million, which is abundant and double than the total viruses throughout the previous three years. It was 2.8 million in 2014, while as the growth rate is more than 22% in 2015.

Root Trojan virus rose in 2015, because it can gain system-level privilege. This virus can also take complete can take total control of android device and is very difficult to get rid away of it.

Mobile Devices have been badly affected by viruses. Due to the tremendous growth in mobile payments service, the total number of malware’s also increased promptly, thus also affecting mobile banking services.

Nearly thousands of companies along with million’s of users have been badly affected by data leaks in the previous year 2015, data leakage caused havoc among companies as well as the users.

It has  been witnessed that vulnerabilities in android appear rapidly. The Stage fright vulnerability that affected nearly 95% of android devices. It also reveals that vulnerabilities in android may never put an end.

The report further reveals that India, China and Indonesia were top three affected countries. Although, these countries are having largest android users, the main cause of virus is that due to the rapid growth of third party app markets, majority of third party apps sites are carrying viruses. So you can easily get virus in your android device, when you download any app through their site. It also shows the weak monitoring of third party app sites, which gave birth to more and more viruses.

So, this was all about the tremendous growth of viruses in android devices which has affected mobile banking, wallet services and many services. You have to take safety and preventive measures to protect your device from these malware’s. We suggest you that never download any application from third party sites, as third party sites will put your device at high risk.