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The Government Accountability Office said reports of malware targeting mobile devices have nearly tripled in less than a year.
Lookout says hackers in Russia and other countries are using premium messaging services to bilk phone users out of their money. Lookout says most of the attacks affect Android phones.
Homeland Security officials are warning fans of the Olympic Games to be wary of online hackers, who take advantage of highly-publicized events and popular news stories to entice users to click on malicious links that download viruses or prompt for credit card information.
The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI set up a special website.
Kaspersky Labs spotted malware disguised as a fake security app called "Android Security Suite Premium," Computerworld reports. The malware is a threat to everyday smartphone users as well as businesses that allow employees to use personal devices on the network.
The foundation that runs the online encyclopedia says a new malware looks like a commercial banner on the website.
Government Computer News reports it's the first time an infected website has been used to attack Android devices.
"Drive-by" malware infected more than ten million computers in February, according to a statistical analysis by Barracuda Labs. "Drive-by" malware describes files that people download from a site without knowing where it came from or what it really does.