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45% of Indian online users hit by local threats in 2020

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New Delhi, March 4 : From online shopping to e-learning, the number of users online increased multi-fold in India and a new report revealed on Thursday that 45 per cent of online users in the country were attacked by local threats in 2020.
Global cyber security firm Kaspersky detected and blocked over 13 crore internet-borne threats in 2020. This affected 35 per cent of the internet users in India, placing the country at the 43rd spot globally.
According to the Kaspersky’s latest report, it detected and blocked over 20 crore local threats on the consumer devices between January-December 2020.
“The threat landscape in India, as well as in the APAC region, has been constantly evolving and the threats are becoming more and more sophisticated and targeted in nature,” said Saurabh Sharma, Senior Security Researcher (GReAT), Kaspersky (APAC).
The threats nowadays are not only looming over enterprises and government bodies, but also are targeted at individual internet users, as they can be assumed to be vulnerable and an easy target by the nefarious groups of cybercriminals in order to obtain larger financial gains from them.
“Most recently, the trend of targeting attacks within the country have also been observed, in order to get hold of some sensitive data that can be misused by the cyber criminals,” Sharma added.


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