The year 2020 saw an exponential increase in cyber attacks. Reports in the past have detailed the scope of the cyber attacks in the era of the pandemic. Now, a new report says that most of the organisations around the globe faced mobile malware attacks in 2020.
Cybersecurity firm Checkpoint Technologies, today published its 2021 Mobile Security Report, which is based on data that was collected from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020, from 1,800 organisations around the globe. As per the report 97% of organizations facing mobile threats from several attack vectors in the past year. The report also said that almost every organisation experienced at least one mobile malware attack in 2020. 93% of these attacks originated in a device network, which attempts to trick users into installing a malicious payload via infected websites or URLs, or to steal users’ credentials.
The report also said that nearly 46% of the organisations had at least one employee download a malicious mobile application that threatened their organisation’s networks and data in 2020. The report also showed that at least 40% of the world’s mobile devices are inherently vulnerable to cyberattacks due to flaws in their chipsets, and need urgent patching.
News source: Hindustan Tech