Kaspersky: Malaysia recorded low cyber threats in the second quarter of 2022

Kaspersky: Malaysia recorded low cyber threats in the second quarter of 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: Cyber ​​threats in Malaysia show a downward trend, with 11 million cases recorded in the second quarter of 2022 compared to 28.9 million in the second quarter of last year, according to data from Kaspersky Security Network (KSN).

In a statement, Kaspersky said Malaysians are now more sensitive to fake websites or links containing viruses shared through short message services (SMS), emails and phone calls; while adding the threat of malware spreading through removable universal serial bus (USB) drives also decreased during the quarter.

General Manager of Kaspersky Southeast Asia, Yeo Siang Tiong believes users are now more careful when clicking on links.

“But actually, awareness and action are two different things. Everyone should install security applications on their mobile devices, because they play an important role in providing a safety net against contagious social engineering attacks such as phishing,” he said.

According to Kaspersky, there are some basic steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of cyber attacks.

“Do not log into sensitive accounts in public. When you are on a public network at any time, limit the use of your mobile device to activities that do not reveal any of your sensitive information and if there are emails or messages that appear suspicious, please don’t open it.

“Consumers need to know that ransomware is common on mobile devices, where cybercriminals will block access to the device and demand a ransom to unlock it.

“The best way to avoid this ransomware is to download applications wisely. It is necessary to download through official stores and reliable websites,” he added.

source – BERNAMA


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