Bangladesh most vulnerable to cyber attacks: Microsoft

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:43, Oct 26,2017 | Updated: 23:18, Oct 26,2017

 
 

A recent Security Intelligence Report of Microsoft found that Bangladesh is the most vulnerable to cyber attacks in the world.
According to the report, the threats that were unusually common in Bangladesh included the worm family Win32/Ippedo, the virus family Win32/Floxif and the worm family Win32/Vercuser.
The bi-annual global report from the first quarter of 2017 revealed that Pakistan was the second highest vulnerable country of malicious software attacks.
The report showed that the encounter rate for the malware in Bangladesh in March was 26.6 per cent which was highest in the world followed by Pakistan 26.2 per cent on the month.
Encounter rate is the percentage of computers running Microsoft real-time security products that report a malware encounter, the report said.
Citing the report, tech magazine TechWire Asia said that the other at-risk countries ranking behind Bangladesh and Pakistan are Cambodia and Indonesia.
The report showed that an approximate one in four computers running Microsoft real-time security products in these countries reported a malware encounter in Q1 2017.
Findings revealed an approximate average of 12.9 per cent in Malaysia reporting a malware encounter in the first quarter of 2017, the TechWire Asia reported.
Japan perceived the least amount of cyberattacks in the region, reporting only 2 per cent of computers as having malicious programme incidents, the report showed.

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