Kaspersky report: Over 20.9 million web threats blocked in Thailand last year

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Kaspersky today announces its recent cybersecurity year-on-year report for Thailand in 2019, signifying analyzed data on web-borne attacks, local threats, and threat sources. Fresh report shows Kaspersky products blocked over 20.9 million different web threats against users in the country.

According to Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), Kaspersky products detected 20,997,053 different internet-borne cyberthreats on the computers of KSN participants in Thailand in 2019. Overall, 29.1% of users were attacked by web-borne threats last year. This places Thailand in the 92nd place worldwide when it comes to the dangers associated with surfing. Ranking of other Southeast Asian countries varies: the Philippines is in 4th, Malaysia is in 13th, Vietnam is in 17th, Indonesia is in 39th, while Singapore is in the top at 156th place.

Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) is a complex distributed infrastructure that integrates cloud-based technologies into consumer and corporate Kaspersky products. By analyzing these data streams automatically in the cloud, the system ensures the fastest reaction times to new and yet unknown cyberthreat and the maintenance of the highest levels of protection for every partner and customers of Kaspersky.

When it comes to numbers of web threat detections against consumer and business users, data shows 5,670,000 detections on consumer products and 840,000 detections on corporate products in Thailand during 2019. This put Thailand in 5th place in Southeast Asia for highest consumer detection, and 4th place for highest business detection.

“We see that changes for Thailand and SEA countries in 2019 are quite the same as for worldwide – there was some significant amount of web-miners at the beginning of the year, followed by dropdown, and growth of online-skimmers. Overall, good cyber hygiene remains critical as an effective security plan requires users who pay attention to what they are going to do online to prevent attacks against themselves and their businesses or employers,” says Yeo Siang Tiong, General Manager for Southeast Asia at Kaspersky.

“It is important to understand that web threats and local threats affect beyond online individuals. Cybercriminals need just one employee to click on a malicious link or to download a malware hidden in a pirated file. It is important for enterprises to play its role in educating their workforce, and to build their security and threat intelligence capability as additional, much-needed layer of defence against sophisticated threats,” he adds.

Top 5 attack vectors of web threats in Southeast Asia
• In vast majority of cases, malware in web traffic is found during browsing scenarios – when user visits infected site or online-advertisement performs unfair action.
• Unintentional downloads of certain programs (or files) from the Internet
• Downloading malicious attachments from online e-mail services
• Browser extensions activity
• Downloads of malicious components or communications with C&C, performed by other malware

2019 Significant numbers:
Web threats
• Kaspersky products detected 20,997,053 different Internet-borne cyberthreats on the computers of KSN participants in Thailand
• Thailand is in the 92nd place worldwide when it comes to the dangers associated with surfing
Local threats
• Kaspersky products detected 77,028,838 local incidents on the computers of KSN participants in Thailand.
• This puts Thailand in the 82nd place worldwide
Threat sources
• The share of incidents caused by servers hosted in Thailand is 0.04% – that is 1,088,189 incidents
• This puts Thailand in 38th place worldwide
• The United States is in 1st place with 60.91%

The data was collected from KSN users who agreed to provide it. Millions of Kaspersky product users worldwide participate in this global exchange of information about malicious activity.

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