Mobile Device Security

According to the 2022 Global Mobile Threat Report by Zimperium, 60% of the endpoints accessing organization assets were mobile devices. Hence, organizations should equip themselves to eliminate the threats that target mobile devices. 

In this blog, we will guide you through the precautions that can safeguard individual users and organizations from mobile cyberattacks. 

Cyberattacks that Target Mobile Devices

Malware: Malware is malicious software that can steal data, install other malware, or disrupt the operation of the device.

Phishing: Phishing involves sending fake emails or texts to trick people into revealing personal information or clicking malicious links.

Smishing: Smishing attacks are often successful because people are more likely to click on links or provide personal information in text messages than emails.

Ransomware: Ransomware is a malware attack that locks the victim’s data and demands a ransom payment to decrypt it.

Zero-day attacks: Zero-day attacks take advantage of software weaknesses that the software companies are not aware of.

How Does an Infected Device Affect Organizations?

Data theft: If an employee’s mobile device is infected with malware, the malware could steal sensitive data from the organization, such as customer information, financial data, or intellectual property. 

Malware infection: An infected mobile device can be used to spread malware to other devices on the organization’s network to steal data or initiate a ransomware attack. 

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks: An infected mobile device could be used to launch DDOS attacks to disrupt an organization’s website or other online services. 

Spoofing: An infected mobile device can be used to spoof the organization’s phone number or email address and trick customers or partners into providing sensitive information.

Social engineering: An infected mobile device could be used to carry out social engineering attacks like sending fraudulent text messages or emails that appear to be from an authentic source.

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