Japanese Authorities Are Good at Catching Mobile Malware Developers, Experts Say

However, there's a long way to go until mobile malware is eradicated altogether

By Eduard Kovacs on November 15th, 2012 21:21 GMT

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.

In the past period, Japanese law enforcement apprehended the crooks that created Android/OneClickFraud, and the ones behind Android/DougaLeaker, also known as “The movie” 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.
Experts applaud the efforts of Japanese authorities when it comes to catching malware developers
   Experts applaud the efforts of Japanese authorities when it comes to catching malware developers
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