McAfee today reported that it saw a huge spunk, an increase of 1200%, in mobile malware in 1Q12. Mobile malware has “exploded,” the company said (PDF), with a significant increase on Android devices. Furthermore, company also found that there is a slight increase in malware targeting with Mac, but it was not “extreme”.
Additional interesting data points from the report:
- 1Q12 had the largest number of PC malware detected per quarter (83 million)
- McAfee found about 250 new Mac malware samples last quarter and about 150 fake Mac anti-virus samples
- spam levels dropped to 1 trillion per month
- the United States represents the primary source of cyber attacks