Android devices are now attacked more often by malware than PCs, according to a report released Tuesday by a cyber security software maker.
The 2013 Security Threat Report from Sophos revealed that almost 10 percent of Android devices in the U.S. have experienced a malware attack over a three-month period in 2012, compared to about 6 percent of PCs.
The situation is worse in Australia, where more than 10 percent of Android devices have been attacked by malware, compared with about 8 percent for PCs.
With 52.2 percent of the smartphone market in the United States, Android has become a tempting target, Sophos reported. “Targets this large are difficult for malware authors to resist,” the report said. “And they aren’t resisting – attacks against Android are increasing rapidly.”
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