One in six Android phones infected with mobile malware

Bad actors move from Google Play to third-party app stores, says Upstream.

Jan 29, 2021

Telecoms operators navigate bumpy road during COVID-19

The majority of surveyed telcos plan to increase digital investments in 2021; however, one-third don’t have a digital roadmap, says the Technology Innovation Council.

Oct 6, 2020

South Africans increasingly seek free mobile Internet

As mobile network operators see increased Internet traffic, more South Africans are looking for ways to get free data for information and entertainment.

Jun 4, 2020

Malicious mobile apps double in number

Nine of the top 10 malicious apps were at some stage available on Google Play.

Apr 29, 2020

Malware infects 1.69M Android devices in SA

In 2019, the greatest number of apps that infected SA users were video apps, says Upstream.

Sep 25, 2019

Rogue weather app carries out fraudulent premium transactions

Upstream’s Secure-D blocked around 34 million fresh suspicious transaction attempts from the Weather Forecast app.

Jul 5, 2019

Secure-D Uncovers Another Popular Android App with 100 Million Downloads as Suspicious

More than 114 million suspicious mobile transactions initiated by 4shared recently blocked by Upstream’s Security Platform in 17 countries

Jan 10, 2019

Upstream's Security Platform, Secure-D, Unveils Alcatel Smartphones Sold with a Suspicious App From TCL, Also Available on Google Play

Upstream, the technology company leading the mobile internet revolution in high growth markets, has unveiled that Alcatel smartphones are sold with a suspicious pre-installed weather forecast app, also available on Google Play.

Jul 6, 2018

Upstream Uncovers Android Smartphones in Developing Markets Sold with Pre-Installed Malware

Upstream, a leader of the mobile internet revolution in high growth markets, has today revealed that new low-end Android smartphone devices being sold to consumers in developing markets, many of whom are coming online for the first time, contain pre-installed malware.

Sep 22, 2016

Over half of South Africans see Internet as human right

A recent survey has shown 55% of local consumers view connectivity as a critical aspect of everyday life.

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