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Attacks on Android Soared 40% in Q2

Despite a rise in attacks, the average number of malicious variants remains surprisingly limited, according to a report from Avast.

Cyberattacks on Android devices jumped 40% year-over-year in the second quarter fueled by cybercriminals capitalizing on increasing popularity of mobile banking.

"We are seeing a shift from PCs to mobile devices and people are using their smartphones as wallets," says Filip Chytry, director of threat intelligence at Avast. "This exponential growth in mobile attacks has been going on since 2010 or 2011 and I would expect it to continue to grow by 40% for the next several years."

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