As per the Quick Heal Annual Windows and Mobile Malware Report, 2012, Cyber attacks have taken India under its grip and there is a sharp growth of malware and their modifications on mobile devices, especially on the Android platform.
Social engineering is one of the most sought after ways of spreading malware. Cyber criminals continue to use it as a efficient way of exploiting human behavior and platform vulnerabilities.
India registered an increase of almost 90% in Windows malware and a mind-boggling increase of 170% in its modifications.
Virus attacks on mobile recorded a 30 % growth registered in 2012 and 80 % increase in its modifications. To spread malware internet is the most extensively used medium.