G DATA publishes current Android malware statistics.
Around half of people use a smartphone or tablet to go online (source: Bitkom). The Android operating system is the most widely used on mobile devices and hence is a popular target of attack for cyber criminals. G DATA security experts once again recorded a negative record of 3,246,284 new Android malware files in 2016. This number is almost 40 percent up on the previous year. G DATA security experts will be providing information on the current security situation and solutions at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, from 27 February to 2 March 2017, Hall 6 Booth 6B40.
G DATA security experts identified 3,246,284 new malware apps for the Android operating system in 2016 as a whole, 1,523,019 of them in the second half of the year alone. This represents an increase of almost 40 percent compared to 2015 (2,333,777). On average, the experts detected around 9,000 Android malware files a day.