Lagos - A new report has been published to highlight the extent of cyber threats in Nigeria.
According to Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), in the third quarter of 2015, overall 45.3 percent of KSN participants in Nigeria encountered malware that spread in local networks, via universal serial bus (USBs) and storage disks, while 13.8 percent faced cyber threats emanating from the internet.
The report, titled IT Threat Evolution, puts the country on the 128th place worldwide by the percentage of users who encountered the two types of malware.
Meanwhile, the report sheds light on the increase in mobile threats, the attempted theft of money from online bank accounts and targeted cyber-attacks in the evolving threat landscape.
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Globally according to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled a total of 235.4 million malicious attacks from online resources located all over the world.
Kaspersky Lab’s web antivirus detected 38.2 million unique malicious objects. There were 46.9 percent higher than in Q2.
There were 5.68 million registered notifications about attempted malware infections that aim to steal money via online access to bank accounts.
There were more than 1.5 million malicious packages installed on mobiles during the quarter, 1.5 times more than in the previous quarter.
Cyber threat refers to the possibility of a malicious attempt to damage or disrupt a computer network or system.
“The developments in Q3 demonstrate that the global threat landscape is continuing to evolve at a fast pace,” said David Emm, Principal Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis.
- CAJ News