BBC News has an interesting piece dealing with criminals targeting mobile device users.
“There’s a real transition from online in to the mobile space,” said Simeon Coney, head of business development at Adaptive Mobile, which helps operators keep an eye on the malicious traffic flowing across their networks.
In the PC world malicious programs started with viruses designed to be a nuisance but now they have evolved into software designed solely to help their creators make money.
There is no doubt that hi-tech criminals have cottoned on to the fact that making malicious programs, be they trojans or viruses, can be a very profitable business.
That evolutionary process took, said Mr Coney, about 15 years.
I would wager that the time to ramp up on mobile devices will be far shorter.