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Mobile threats spread under guise of pornographic content doubled in 2019

Adult content, just as is the case with other types of entertainment, remains one of the most prominent ways malefactors try to infect devices

Mobile threats spread under guise of pornographic content doubled in 2019
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The number of mobile users attacked by pornographic content grew two-fold in 2019, reaching 42,973 users compared to the 19,699 who were targeted in 2018, cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said in a new report.
Adult content, just as is the case with other types of entertainment, remains one of the most prominent ways malefactors try to infect devices.
Moreover, due to its rather sensitive nature and the reasonable desire among users to keep their browsing experience private, porn remains of particular interest to cybercriminals.
While various schemes involving phishing, spam and even various sex-related ransomware have been around for years, cybercriminals do not stop

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First Published: Jun 20 2020 | 4:16 PM IST

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