Phishing is one of the oldest forms of cyber attacks, but until recent years it was commonly thought of as an entirely desktop attack vector. This was primarily due to the flow of web traffic coming through laptops and desktop computers; however, the overtaking of mobile traffic has also drawn the attention of threat actors.
Over the past few years the way people interact with the Internet has changed.
In the past, the vast majority of people (over 80 percent) accessed the Internet using Windows desktop and laptop machines, with similar OSX devices taking a distant second spot.
But by the end of 2016, everything had changed. Android mobile devices overtook Windows desktops as the most common means of accessing the Internet.
Naturally, this trend hasn’t gone unnoticed.
When most people think about cyber risk, they think primarily of their organization’s servers, PCs, and laptops, and how they might be vulnerable to attack.
But in recent years, the way in which users interact with the outside world has changed. In March this year, for the first time ever, Android overtook Windows to claim the largest share of Internet traffic.
And naturally, where users go, threat actors will surely follow.