Cybersecurity experts have identified the most common types of malware hackers attempt to launch against mobile devices such as smartphones and iPads.
Remote access tools allow cybercriminals to access a user's entire device, including cameras and text messaging services.
Bank trojans steal the login credentials of online banking apps, allowing hackers access to personal and financial information.
Ransomware locks a user out of their device until a ransom is paid – usually in the form of cryptocurrency, which is untraceable.
Cryptomining malware hijacks the battery power of a user's device without their knowledge to aid the hacker in the accumulation of cryptocurrency.
Advertising click fraud malware causes a device to click advertisements over and over without the user's knowledge to generate income for the hacker. Srikanth "Mobile Malware Infections You Don't Want to Get" techiexpert.gov (Jan. 26, 2022).