Nokia malware report shows increase in mobile device infections

Nokia has issued its threat intelligence report — H1 2016 – which found a sharp rise in the occurrence of smartphone malware infections in the first half of the year, the company said.

Issued twice per year, the report examines general trends and statistics for malware infections in devices connected through mobile and fixed networks.

According to the report, smartphone infections nearly doubled between January and July compared to the latter half of 2015, with smartphones accounting for 78 percent of all mobile network infections.

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