Jimmy Shah, mobile security researcher at McAfee, highlights the fact that Japanese authorities are doing a decent job when it comes to identifying and prosecuting individuals responsible for the development of mobile malware.
While “The movie” malware helped its creators steal tons of information from victims, OneClickFraud aided its masters in making a serious amount of money.
Both the malicious elements were spread via Android app markets, being advertised as entertainment applications.
“Although this is a good start, it’s unlikely that we’ll see all mobile malware disappear. We still see a majority of new malware coming from unregulated third-party app markets and from servers offering drive-by downloads of malware,” Shah noted.
He emphasizes the fact that as long as a profit can be made, we’ll likely continue to see such attacks.