They face the same or even more threats than a PC or a laptop. The world’s projected population by 2020 is 7.8 billion people. By then, the expectation is to have 11.6 billion mobile-connected devices, more than 1 device per person. As a result of our increasing reliance on mobile devices, cybercriminals see them as a great opportunity to get their hands on our information and money, or to just do harm. With this in mind, they develop a number of threats specially designed to work on mobile platforms.
Learn more about Mobile Malware and how to protect yourself at the Europol website.