According to Kaspersky Lab, scareware distributors have begun targeting users of smartphones.

"According to Kaspersky Lab senior malware analyst Denis Maslennikov, mobile malware creators are using black hat search engine optimization (BHSEO) to poison Google search results for popular mobile apps like Opera Mini with malicious links," writes PCWorld's Lucian Constantin.

"'It's not the first time when we've seen the adoption of common malware techniques in the mobile malware world and we will definitely see more examples of such adoption in 2012,' Maslennikov said," Constantin writes.

Go to "Scareware Distributors Start Targeting Smartphone Users, Experts Warn" to read the details.

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