RiskIQ’s Q1 2019 Mobile Threat Landscape Report

Blacklisted Apps Rise, Fake Antivirus Apps Run Amok, and 2018 In Review

The digital revolution is causing businesses to venture outside the safety of corporate perimeters, which makes them a target for a new breed of attackers that level internet-scale threats at their digital attack surface. A significant portion of this attack surface is the mobile channel.

To highlight the mobile cyber threat landscape in the first quarter of 2019, RiskIQ applied our crawling platform, which monitors 120+ mobile app stores around the world and added over two million new apps to our database in Q1. We also leveraged our daily scans of nearly two billion resources to look for mobile apps in the wild.

Download RiskIQ’s Q1 Mobile Landscape Report for key mobile cyber threat insights including:

  • 2,263,268 new apps, 123,415, or nearly 6%, more than were observed in Q4 2018.
  • The number of blacklisted apps in the Google Play Store dropped for the second consecutive quarter and has fallen nearly 64% since Q3 2018.
  • Over Q4 2018 and Q1 2019, nearly 38,000 apps offered by Google were blacklisted, over 20,000 more than the next most blacklisted store.

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