The Rising Tide of Mobile Threats: Understanding the Landscape and Protecting Your Devices


Mobile devices have become omnipresent in our daily lives, and so have mobile threats. These threats include malware, phishing attacks, network attacks, and more. Let’s look at some mobile threat market statistics: 

  • In 2021, mobile malware attacks increased by 50% compared to the previous year, with over 156 million new mobile malware samples detected.
  • Android devices are more vulnerable to mobile malware attacks than iOS devices. Android accounted for 97% of all mobile malware detected in 2021, while iOS only accounted for 3%.
  • The most common type of mobile malware is banking trojans, which steal login credentials and other sensitive financial information. Other common types of mobile malware include spyware, ransomware, and adware.
  • Phishing attacks on mobile devices are also on the rise. In 2021, mobile phishing attacks increased by 9%, with over 150,000 unique phishing URLs detected.
  • The most targeted industries for mobile phishing attacks include finance, healthcare, and technology.
  • Network attacks on mobile devices are becoming more sophisticated. In 2021, there was a 28% increase in SSL-based attacks, which are designed to intercept and steal data transmitted over secure connections.


In the face of these alarming mobile threat statistics, it has become essential for telecoms and mobile operators to prioritize protection of their users. At HiAware, we understand the importance of this situation and are committed to providing effective network-based security solutions that offer numerous advantages.


One of our key differentiators is the seamless integration of our security solutions into existing telecom networks. Unlike traditional security vendors that require lengthy and complex implementations, our network-based approach allows for a lean integration process. This means that our solutions can be rapidly deployed, minimizing disruption to the network infrastructure and ensuring a swift and efficient implementation.


Furthermore, our solutions are designed with scalability in mind. As telecom networks continue to expand and accommodate a growing number of users, our technology is ready to scale accordingly. By partnering with telecoms, we can strengthen mass-market and B2B customers from mobile threats.


In an ever-evolving threat landscape, HiAware’s network-based security solutions offer a proactive and comprehensive defence against mobile threats. With our expertise and advanced technologies, we can help telecoms and mobile operators stay one step ahead of cybercriminals, ensuring the safety and trust of their customers. Choose HiAware as your security partner, and together we can build a more secure and resilient mobile ecosystem for all.


Ante Moscatelli, Head of Customer-Centric Development at HiAware

Ante Moscatelli
CTO and Co-founder

Ante Moscatelli is a head of development and solution design of HiAware security solutions.

His insightful passion drives innovation for comprehensive yet effortless network-based security experiences tailor-fit designed for various industries and sectors. Moscatelli’s highly applicable background arises from the information technology, crypto, automotive and services industries.

Barbara Puklavec 
CEO and Co-founder

Barbara Puklavec cultivates committed team of professionals to deliver innovative cybersecurity solution that help organisation and companies creating flexible and easily adjustable safe digital environments.

Her compelling leadership focuses on our customer’s success working in highly dynamic markets. She’s an accomplished specialist with a decade of experience accumulated from cybersecurity sectors and information technology domain by working for prominent international and regional enterprise.