nProtect Discovers Malicious Mobile Applications Capable of Carrying out DDoS Attacks

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"Zombie" smartphones being amassed for grand attack

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nProtect, Inc., a global leader in Internet security solutions, has discovered malware with the capability of carrying out DDoS attacks spreading fast and quietly. Cyber criminals are constantly spreading malicious applications, and there is a high probability that they will use these malware to carry out mobile DDoS attacks.

The nProtect emergency response team has uncovered several malware that has the capability of carrying out destructive DDoS attack and is monitoring them closely.

The masterminds behind these DDoS capable malware have never been identified, and they are continuing to massively spread the malware, greatly increasing security risks among mobile device users as well as businesses, financial institutions, and government.

The nProtect emergency response team stated that “the cyber criminals are planning for a grand attack and is in the preparation phase by amassing enough 'Zombie' smartphones”.

Mr. Moon, security team leader at nProtect says, “So far there has not been an official case of DDoS attack observed or reported, so it’s difficult to assess the gravity of this situation. However, the fact that cyber criminals are continuously spreading these DDoS-capable malware is a sign that mobile users must be prepared for what’s coming.”

“The most critical action mobile device users must take is to never download any suspicious application--it is best to download applications from legitimate sites with good reviews,” says Mr. Moon. Installing an anti-virus application is also important for detecting malicious applications that may already be on the mobile device and to prevent any future infection.

nProtect provides financial institutions with mobile banking and payments security suite product to secure smartphones and tablets against mobile threats. For individual Android mobile users, nProtect anti-virus can be downloaded for free at the Google Play marketplace.

About nProtect, Inc.

Founded in January 2000, nProtect, also known as INCA Internet, is headquartered in San Jose, California and provides online and mobile banking/payment security to financial institutions. Over 100 million endpoint users from more than 1,000 organizations rely on nProtect’s online security solutions to secure their computer and mobile devices against malware, phishing, and number of other security threats while meeting regulatory compliance requirements such as FFIEC Guidance. Global financial institutions such as Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, ING, and HSBC trust and use nProtect security solution.

nProtect was awarded one of the Fastest Growing Companies by Deloitte.

For more information, contact nProtect Inc.
Tel: 408-477-1742
Email: sales (at) nProtect (dot) com

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