India faces 3rd most cyber threats: Report

Hyderabad: India was ranked the third-worst country, following the USA and Brazil, for cybersecurity risk events in the first half of 2023, according to an international report. The USA topped the list for highest malware detection, while Japan topped the list of countries accessing malicious URLs, the report stated.

According to Trend Micro’s 2023 mid-year cybersecurity threat report ‘Stepping Ahead of Risk’, India, USA and Brazil logged the most risks in the manufacturing, healthcare and technology industries, as per the Attack Surface Risk Management (ASRM) data.

The report also found an attack surface view across five lakh commercial clients and crores of consumer customers. With native sensors across endpoints, email and messaging, network and web traffic, and cloud and operational technology, the report found top techniques, tactics, and trends in threat actor activity.

The report stated that the USA, China, the Netherlands, France and Russia faced the highest email threats, with the manufacturing industry recording the most risk event detections, based on ASRM data. Besides healthcare and technology, retail and government sectors were also found to be vulnerable.

The report also found that desktops and laptops recorded the most inbound attack detections based on the Home Network Security Data, followed by smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and network-attached storage (NAS).

In the vendor vulnerability count, Adobe had a 25.4 per cent share, followed by Apple (1 per cent) and Microsoft (14.5 per cent).

A total of 1.63 crore high-risk email threats were identified, including 1.43 crore malicious emails and phishing URLs, 17 lakh malware and 2.42 lakh business email compromise threats.

PDFs were found to be the most used spam attachment file type, with such attachments peaking in June, at 39 lakh detections, a whopping 1,242 per cent increase from the beginning of the year, Trend Micro found.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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