India third most vulnerable country to cyber threats says report | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2017

India third most vulnerable country to cyber threats says report

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India is placed third in the most the vulnerable country in terms of risk of cyber threats like malware, spam and ransom ware.
According to a report by security solutions provider Symantec, India continues to be second most impacted by spam and bots, third most impacted by network attacks, and fourth most impacted by ransom ware.
Tarun Kaura, Director, Enterprise Security Product Management, Asia Pacific and Japan, at Symantec said, ‘Cryptojacking is a rising threat to cyber and personal security said, adding that, “The massive profit incentive puts people, devices and organisations at risk of unauthorised coinminers siphoning resources from their systems, further motivating criminals to infiltrate everything from home PCs to giant data centers’.
In 2017, 5.09% of global threats detected were in India, slightly less than 5.11% in 2016. The U.S. (26.61%) was most vulnerable to such attacks, followed by China (10.95%), according to ‘Internet Security Threat Report’.
The global threat ranking is based on eight metrics — malware, spam, phishing, bots, network attacks, web attacks, ransomware and cryptominers.

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