About 1 million devices infected in India in 2015; third party app key culprit: Survey

In India, about one million devices got infected last year and a larger android user base is not only contributing to that, but third-party app markets have been contaminated by malware due to the weak monitoring of this segment, a survey said.


Cheetah Mobile, a global mobile utility provider committed to providing a safer, faster and simpler mobile internet experience, has announced findings from its latest global mobile security report focused on Android devices. The report details the growth of viruses, phishing sites, malware, infected devices across major markets (including India), data leakages, and rounds out with security predictions for 2016. It said that China, India and Indonesia were the three most severely afflicted countries owing to a weak monitoring of the third-party app market.

Total infections in India stood at 11,170,960, followed by China (10,461,684) and America (9,007,913).The company’s annual security report is cumulative data based on 567 million global monthly active users and an overall install base of almost two billion users using Cheetah Mobile’s utility applications on their devices.

The number of Android viruses exceeded to 9.5 million, which is larger than twice the total number in the past three years. Mobile payments have been targeted by viruses, with thousands of companies and hundreds of millions of users have been affected by information leaks in 2015.

Android vulnerabilities emerge one after another, from the Stage fright vulnerability which affected 95% Android devices to the wormhole compromising millions, it seemed like Android vulnerabilities would never end.

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January 29, 2016 9:01 pm 9:01 PM

Recently I read on newspaper that Duch Consumer Association has sued on Samsung because it is not providing os updates to all the sold mobile devices and due to this the devices become more vulnerable.

January 29, 2016 5:43 pm 5:43 PM

Blackberry OS is the most secure I presume.
Please write an article on all mobile OS, their merits & demerits. And how one can use them to me more secure.

January 29, 2016 6:25 pm 6:25 PM

It’s windows > blackberry > android(marshmallow) > IOS overall… Blackberry is most secure at their server level..

January 29, 2016 5:31 pm 5:31 PM

Total infections in India stood at 11,170,960″.. That’s approximately 1crore 11 lakh or 11 millions and not 1 million..Leave that!! Why don’t TT guys use Indian numbering system instead!?! Ashamed of being Indian?? Eh?