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All those recent stories about malware-infected smartphones aren’t just a coincidence.Lookout Mobile Security, a company that makes smartphone apps that scan and detect malware on your device, released a massive study this week about the recent threats to mobile platforms that proves the trend is real and growing fast.
Our initial inclination, that most of this nefarious activity was affecting Android devices, turned out to be true, according to the report.
To date, more than 400 Android apps have been carry malware, infecting about 500,000 users.
Beyond the obvious promotion of their app, Lookout’s Mobile Threat Report still has some interesting data about malware’s rapid growth on mobile devices.
And we love data, so we decided to share some of the more interesting tidbits with you.