Kaspersky Lab: India placed 12th in web-borne threats

Kaspersky Lab: India placed 12th in web-borne threats
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India is placed 12th universally when it comes to the hazards associated with surfing the web, as per a recent report submitted by Kaspersky Lab a global cybersecurity company, In the third quarter from July to September In India 328 per cent of the users were attacked by webborne threats Kaspersky Lab products detected 48,093,743 Internetborne malware occurrences on the computers of KSN part

India is placed 12th universally when it comes to the hazards associated with surfing the web, as per a recent report submitted by Kaspersky Lab a global cybersecurity company, In the third quarter from July to September. In India 32.8 per cent of the users were attacked by web-borne threats. Kaspersky Lab products detected 48,093,743 Internet-borne malware occurrences on the computers of KSN participants in India.

Under exploiting vulnerabilities in browsers and their plugins (drive-by download), the infectivity happened when visiting an infected website, without any involvement from the user and without their awareness. This is apparently the number one method utilized by cybercriminals, the one used in the majority of attacks.

A statement from the company read, "Security against such attacks need an Internet Security class solution capable of detecting threats as they are being downloaded from the Internet and the timely installation of all the latest updates for the browser and its plugins”.

As per the statement," Kaspersky Lab developed another key technology which is Automatic Exploit Prevention, designed explicitly to fight complex web threats, exploiting newly discovered vulnerabilities in software,"

Shrenik Bhayani, General Manager, Kaspersky Lab South Asia told, "India is the second largest country when it comes to its population. Because of the introduction of 4G and 5G networks, the number of people who use the internet on daily basis has also increased. This also makes India a potential victim to cyber attackers. It is known that money is the main motivation behind a cyber attack, and India is one of the largest and developing populations cannot afford to be vulnerable online. We need to be more aware and secure online"

Kaspersky Lab has advised users to "Keep the operating systems (OS) and application on your computers and devices updated all the time. Ensure all your programs have the latest version of antivirus software installed. Be vigilant. Avoid opening unsolicited email attachments, visiting unknown websites, or downloading software from untrustworthy sites or peer-to-peer file transfer."

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