(Canadian Press Broadcast Wire (Canada) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TORONTO - Some cyber criminals who disseminate viruses and malware in attempts to hijack computers are beginning to shift their focus.
Your smartphone may be their next target.
Experts say 2013 may be the year that smartphones come under serious attack.
A few months ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning to U-S citizens about growing smartphone threats on Android devices.
The Android platform _ which happens to the most popular globally _ is the most under attack.
According to a recent report by security firm F-Secure, more than 51-thousand different threats targeting Android devices were discovered during the third quarter of the year.
Tony Anscombe, a spokesman for anti-virus software maker AVG, says scammers can hijack a phone and then steal personal information or send premium rate text messages to make money from their victim.
(The Canadian Press)
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