In a recent
report Kaspersky Lab has ranked India 12th worldwide with regard to
the dangers associated with surfing the web and it has advised the users to be
secure from the cyber attacks: "
Ensure all your programs have the latest version of antivirus
software installed. Be vigilant”.
Kaspersky Lab products detected 48,093,743
Internet-borne malware incidents on the computers of KSN participants in
Under exploiting vulnerabilities in browsers and their plugins (drive-by download), the
infection took place when visiting an infected website, without any
intervention from the user and without their knowledge. This is apparently the
number one method utilized by cybercriminals, the one used in the majority of
"Protection against such attacks requires
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," read a statement from the
"Another key technology, developed by
Kaspersky Lab, is Automatic Exploit Prevention, designed specifically to fight
complex web threats, exploiting newly discovered vulnerabilities in
software," the statement said.
Shrenik Bhayani, General Manager, Kaspersky Lab
South Asia, said, "India is the second largest country when it comes to
its population. The number of people who use the internet on a day to day basis
has also increased now more than ever because of the 4G and 5G networks being
introduced. 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 being
one of the largest and developing populations cannot afford to be vulnerable
online. We need to be more aware and more secure online" said
'Social engineering' is another form of attack,
which requires user participation, with the user having to download the
malicious file to their computer.
"This happens when the cybercriminal tricks
the victim into believing they are downloading a legitimate program. Protection
against such attacks requires a web antivirus solution capable of detecting
threats as they are being downloaded from the Internet," the statement
In the period July-September 2018, Kaspersky Lab
products detected 68,405,291 local malware incidents on the computers of KSN
participants in India. Overall, 56.1 per cent of users in India were attacked
by local threats during this period. This puts us in the 53rd place worldwide.
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."