Hackers target more than 1000+ Android smartphones in the UK everyday
Figures found by anti-virus firm 360 Security show that 86.83 per cent of UK based Android smartphones are subject to malicious cyber attacks. This figure is higher than the 76.14 per cent global average.
Research carried out by the software security firm shows that more than 1,000 attacks were attempted daily against Android users based in the UK during Q1 2016.
These malicious attacks can cause aditional costs to be added onto a consumer's phone bill without the user knowing. Other attacks can send premium rate SMS messages, open click fraud schemes or download large files, all without the device owner knowing what is taking place.
360 Security brand manager Jean-Baptiste Carpentier has commented on the research saying, "Most people only think of viruses and Trojans attacking PC desktops and laptops, but the truth is that mobile phones are increasingly becoming a target for hackers".
"Given that we now use them for online banking, shopping, booking tickets, sending personal information and much more, this is not surprising. Most of us are already aware of the need to install anti-virus software on a new PC desktop or laptop, but the high security risks of mobile phones are only now becoming recognised."