Useful information: Companies: How to deal with the threat of mobile malware?
The company's survey involved 1800 customers using the Harmony Mobile security product.
In most cases, the attacks started with phishing emails and infected URLs and sites.
The study found that almost half (46%) of the organizations surveyed had at least one employee who downloaded a malicious mobile application, during 2020. Malicious mobile apps threatened both networks and data. The Banking Trojans, Mobile Remote Access Trojans (MRAT), premium dialers, clickers and ad fraud were the most common mobile threats.
About 97% of organizations faced mobile threats from multiple operators, including applications, networks, devices, and OS vulnerabilities. However, Check Point researchers warned that mobile device management (MDM) is a potentially new target for attackers.
In April last year, the company claimed to have identified one for the first time information theft malware aimed at him MDM server a large multinational organization, violating 75% of its devices.
"Unfortunately, the most notable feature of MDM, namely the single, central control over the entire mobile network, is also its main weakness.", Noted Check Point. "This mobile malware [a variant of Cerberus] is very harmful, since once installed, it can collect large amounts of sensitive data, including user credentials, which it sends to a remote command and control (C&C) server".
In the report, Check Point also reiterated some of its findings from last summer. According to them, about 40% of mobile devices worldwide are vulnerable to attacks after bugs were found on popular Qualcomm DSP chips.
Source: Infosecurity Magazine