Bangladesh has been ranked sixth among 60 countries in terms of ensuring least cyber security, a study released last week by UK-based research firm Comparitech, showed.
It showed that Bangladesh’s 19.7 per cent computers are infected with malware and 1.3 per cent of the country’s users are attracted by financial malware.
It also showed that the country’s 35.91 per cent mobile handsets were infected with malware while another 0.38 per cent people face Telnet attacks, taking the country’s total score to 47.21 out of 100.
As per the ranking procedure of Comparitech, the least scored country was considered as the safest while the highest scored one was considered least safe or most vulnerable to cyber attack.
The research firm recommended for putting better protections in place on computers and mobiles to ensure cyber security.
Besides, as the landscape of cyber security constantly changes countries need to try and get one step ahead of cybercriminals, it added.
The study of the research firm showed that Algeria, Indonesia, Vietnam, Tanzania and Uzbekistan are the top five countries with worst cyber security.
With a total score of only 8.81, Japan has been ranked as the highest secured country in terms of preventing a cyber attack.
In Japan, only 1.34 per cent mobiles are infected with malware and 0.5 per cent of the country’s users are attracted by financial malware.
It also showed that the country’s 8.3 per cent computers were infected with malware while another 1.23 per cent people face Telnet attacks.
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