BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 12
By Sadraddin Agjayev – Trend:
Internet users faced with local threats in Azerbaijan more often than with network ones in 2019, Olga Rodicheva, spokesperson for Kaspersky Lab in Moscow, told Trend.
“Every second user using internet at home in Azerbaijan out of 52 percent of users using internet at home and 38 percent of corporate users faced with local threats (that is, those that were detected on computers or flash memory, memory cards, external hard drives) in 2019,” Rodicheva added.
“Some 21 percent of users using internet at home and 13 percent of corporate users were subjected to the risk of infection on the internet,” the spokesperson said.
“Among the mobile communication threats, the most dangerous threat was the miner,” the spokesperson said. “While loading without the user's knowledge, this virus program mines cryptocurrency. The percentage of users attacked by this type of malware reached four percent.”
“Moreover, in 2019, Kaspersky Lab’s solutions blocked almost 600,000 attempts made by users to pass to phishing websites,” Olga Rodicheva added.
"In accordance with the laboratory data, the devices that are not connected to the internet are not automatically immune to malware,” Mushvig Mammadov, representative of Kaspersky Lab in Azerbaijan, said. “A great number of such threats in Azerbaijan in 2019 were detected in the corporate sector. This often occurs because employees do not know the basic safety rules.”
“Such risks can be avoided with the help of a reliable protective solution with strong technologies for recognizing both existing and new threats,” Mammadov said. “Moreover, the organizations must be provided with the resources to teach employees the rules of digital hygiene.”
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