Almost all companies in the world (97%) were confronted in 2020 with threats deployed through smartphones.

This is what emerges from the 2021 study on mobile security by CheckPoint Software, relayed by Presse-Citron.

According to the authors, nearly one in two companies (46%) had at least one employee who downloaded a malicious mobile application that could threaten the integrity of their network and data.

In 2020, given the health crisis, the use of teleworking conditioned the increased use of smartphones.

Against this backdrop, almost every business has experienced at least one mobile malware attack, according to the report.

What is not more reassuring is the Achilles heel represented by a number of devices, far too vulnerable.

This is the case for 40% of them, which require urgent fixes.

Malware hidden in Covid news

Last year, Check Point was able to measure a 15% increase in banking Trojans, which could lead to credential theft.

These malicious programs hide in innocuous applications, claiming to offer information about Covid-19.

To protect themselves from increasingly sophisticated cyberthreats, Check Point experts suggest that organizations adopt a “robust defense solution” against mobile threats (MTD) to detect anomalies and attacks.

Mobile device management applications are not enough to secure devices.

Business security was compromised last year.

According to a report by Chainalysis, ransomware-related revenue increased 311% in 2020, to reach $ 350 million.


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