India strands third place in cyber attacks
In Top 10 cyber attacked countries in 2011-2013 list india stands in 3rd place.A recent press release said by Kaspersky Lab.
Users with Kaspersky Lab products who have consented to anonymously contribute their data on detected threats to the Kaspersky Security Network cloud.
For the purposes of this report, data from 2011-2013 was analyzed.. Data obtained from 50 million individual users. Computers running Windows, Studies conducted by Kaspersky Lab experts.
In 2012-2013, 37.3 million users around the world were subjected to Cyber attacks — up 87% from 2011-2012, Most often, phishing attacks targeted users in, India, Russia, the US, Vietnam and the UK. These were most frequently launched from the US, the UK, Germany, Russia and India. Yahoo!, Google, Facebook and Amazon are top targets of cruel users. Online game services, online payment systems, and the websites of banks and other credit and financial organizations are also common targets for this cyber criminals.
Over 20% of all attacks targeted banks and other credit and financial
Organizations.The number of distinct sources of attacks in 2012 and 2013 increased 3.3
Times. More than one-half (56.1%) of all identified sources of phishing attacks were
located in just 10 countries. In 2012-2013, 102,100 Internet users around the world were subjected to phishing attacks every day. This is double the amount of intended victims
over the previous period.
More than 50% of the total number of individual targets (921 names out of
1,739 in the KSN database) were fake copies of the websites of banks and
other credit and financial organizations.
Cyber theft main targets are different from country to country, depending on the popularity of local online resources.
How to prevent cyber attacks ?
An understanding of phishing tactics can help you protect yourself Against these types of attacks. Even when visiting a site that you are familiar with, don’t forget to check for any tell-tale signs to make sure it’s the real deal: the address in the URL field should be written without any oddities or mistakes.
If a friend on a social network or instant messaging service sends you a link, it’s worth the extra time to ask what the link goes to. If a link arrives from a friend or someone that you don’t
know but is from a reputable domain or if you receive an email with an active hyperlink in the body of the email, take the time to double check it and use the hyperlink editing feature in the text available in just about all email clients these days. If the link in the text says one thing, but the actual link in the editor is something completely different, then you’re dealing with a phishing link.
Unfortunately, there are many different phishing methods that cannot be identified without special tools. A computer or mobile device needs to have a quality security solution in place to ensure the safe use of online resources.
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