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Made-to-Measure Malware and the Battle Against Adware - report from Lookout

21 February 2014

PhonepayPlus' response to Lookout’s Made-to-Measure Malware and the Battle Against Adware report.

Paul Whiteing, Chief Executive of PhonepayPlus, said:

“This is a timely report on the serious and growing risks of mobile malware, but it also shows what effective regulation can do.

“Alongside the information security industry we have put procedures in place to protect UK consumers and the digital economy: clamping down on malware like RuFraud and warning consumers about the risks.

“Mobile malware is constantly evolving and posing new threats – there is always more to do. As our recent consumer research and Tribunal Decisions show, the digital landscape poses new risks to consumers as well as great benefits. Whether regulators or responsible businesses, we must work together to protect consumers and good business from these threats.”

The Lookout report can be found here.

An article in The Times associated with the report can be found here.

PhonepayPlus’ advice to keeping smartphones secure can be found here.

PhonepayPlus' action against misleading applications on Facebook and Tumblr which was published this week can be found here.

More information on PhonepayPlus' action against the RuFraud mobile malware incident can be found here.