A Growing Problem
While we may think of cyberattacks as being mainly directed at computers and servers, mobile phones are increasingly the target of cybercriminals hoping to steal personal or corporate data. The threat has risen sharply during the pandemic: People working from home have used their mobile phones to access company platforms and software, while home shopping has also seen a huge boost. These activities offer scope for criminals to gain access to mobile phones.
Android phones are particularly susceptible to attacks: The Nokia Threat Intelligence Report 2021 identified over 33 million unique Android malware samples, a year-on-year increase of 13.7%.