Malware Has Gone Mobile. Stop.Think.Connect. to keep cybercriminals out of your mobile device

October 24, 2016

Mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets have become ingrained in our daily lives. Technology which was once only found on desktop computers can now be carried in the palm of one’s hands. Yet as the popularity of these devices explodes, the appetite of cybercriminals targeting these devices has grown too. The risk of mobile malware is real: hackers can steal money and sensitive information, use these devices as bots and even spy on your activities. Unfortunately, most people have not realised the importance of protecting their mobile devices from such attacks. 

To raise awareness among users, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has kicked off today a joint Mobile Malware Awareness Campaign as part of the European Cyber Security Month.

Over the course of this week, 22 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom), 3 non-EU countries (Colombia, Norway and Ukraine) and 2 EU agencies (ENISA and eu-LISA) in cooperation with numerous public and private partners will be raising awareness about this criminal phenomenon and its consequences. The range of activities varies from press conferences, school lectures, educational workshops and training courses, online quizzes and live chats on social media. This pan-European endeavour will be accompanied by a....

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Olga Schmidt
6 years ago

I think this did not really came as a surprise. The very moment smartphones were invented, it is as if it is really designed for that purpose. In whatever we do, we needed to follow the basic rule of not divulging anything when communicating through electronic devices. Never trust the delete button. It does not really go away. Everything comes with a price. Whoever needed our data pays to have it. We pay the price for being careless. In this time and age it’s best to keep everything confidential, atleast electronically

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