The FBI has issued a stark warning to all users of Android smartphones to be on their guard against the potential for malware attacks.
An increasing amount of confirmed attacks are being traced back to Android devices, according to a new report.
The report, compiled by the Internet Crime Complaint Centre, suggested that it had become aware of numerous malware attacks, FinFisher and Loozfon among the most prevalent, which are specifically targeting Android smartphones.
The scale of the attacks is quite varied according to the report. In some cases it is as serious as the device being significantly infected to the point where it has been taken over. Other cases reported contacts being stolen from the address books of users.
It is particularly worrying to hear that FinFisher has been cited in a number of these attacks. The sophisticated technology which makes up the FinFisher spyware allows Android devices to...