Mumbai, Delhi At Highest Risk Of Cyber Attack; Trojan #1 Malware With 23 Million Detections

According to a survey conducted by PricewaterCoopers, Many organizations have ranked cybercrime as the second most reported economic crime. With hackers becoming more creative in their approach, Internet of Things(IoT) is fast becoming the latest and trending means of cyber- attack.

It won’t be long before your connected coffee machine, microwave or even your connected car could act as potential entry points for securityrisk or privacy intrusion.

Threat Of Cybercrime Is No More Just Limited To Metropolitan Cities

According to a recent report by Pune based antivirus firm Quickheal, shocking facts have come into the light regarding the widespread of the cyber attack.

Non- metropolitan cities like Jalalpur in UP, Bhubaneshwar in Odisha and Pata in Bihar are some of the names that have emerged in the nation specific study undergone to find the most vulnerable cities in India.

Top 15 Indian Cities At Most Risk

  1. Mumbai
  2. Delhi
  3. Bengaluru
  4. Kolkata
  5. Pune
  6. New Delhi
  7. Hyderabad
  8. Jaipur
  9. Ahmedabad
  10. Chennai
  11. Jalalpur
  12. Bhubaneswar
  13. Thane
  14. Gurgaon
  15. Patna

Top Detected Malware Of 2018

Trojan was detected as top Windows Malware with around 23 million detections made in 2018.

It spreads through email attachments and malicious websites and allows hackers to steal confidential data like credit card details and personal information from infected devices.

Trends Observed In Android Security Threats

  • There are a number of applications on Play store that hides themselves after installation and display full screen ads after specific time intervals.
  • These malicious applications use different names and icons and hence it becomes to uninstall them manually.
  • Another example is, PDF attachment that launch Android malware. The Pdfs are designed in  such a way to lure the user in opening it,once performed the click action, it downloads malicious APK files. This malicious APK is nothing but a spyware that spies on almost every activity on the user’s phone.

Precautionary Measures To Undertake

With the increase in the wave of cyber attacks across platforms, it has become even more important to adopt these basic guidelines to safeguard yourself from the devastating cyber-attacks

  1. Always respond to the Antivirus notification
  2. Enable strong password for all accounts, it should be a mix of letters , numbers and characters
  3. Keep backups of all the data
  4. Regularly patch your systems with latest software and security patches.
  5. Always be cautious while clicking or downloading anything from the internet
  6. Avoid accessing confidential accounts and information on public devices and networks
  7. Cross check the senders before responding to the emails to stay safe  from phishing emails.

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