Mobile malware makers are getting creative

Mobile malware is nothing new. But in recent months, attackers have been getting more creative and resourceful with how they conceal, distribute and deploy these threats.

This newfound creativity is part of a mobile threat trend that can be summarized as follows: Attacks are on the rise, they’re focusing on mobile devices and they’re getting far more aggressive with their methods.

Motion-activated malware? Malware installed in off-the-shelf, legitimate products? Malware embedded in image files? It’s getting nuts out there. Here’s what’s going on.