Share of spam and malware in total mobile messaging traffic in Europe

By A Bisht

According to the Research for the new GI Analyst Report on mobile viruses/malware, mobile operators in Europe are finding it hard to cope with growing mobile spam and malware.
In the last couple of years the percentage of mobile messaging traffic (SMS/MMS/Email) that is defined as spam or malware has risen from approximately two percent to between 20-30 percent of total traffic. To make the situation more significant, between 14-22 percent of this figure is considered to be malicious. --------