Brazil Targets 70% of Online Threats in Highest Number

Brazil easily leads the ranking of countries with the highest number of records of hacker attacks that use the Covid19 theme as bait to spread malicious files such as viruses malware and trojans.

Cyber attacks have seen a significant increase since 2018 484 billion occurrences with a jump from 2019 542 billion to 2020.

665 billion The trend is for 2021 to close with a new shot compared to last year because from January to September of this year alone 663 billion attacks were registered.

According to the global report Fast Facts released by cybersecurity firm Trend Micro in September the country accounted for 693 of such records far ahead of South Africa which had 145 of the occurrences.

In August the margin was even greater 811 for Brazil and only 87 for South Africa The country was also in first place in July with 639 of attacks against 13 5 from India.

The survey analyzes the global scene of digital threats and also shows that until September this year the number of attacks around the world is already equivalent to that registered in the entire year of 2020.

The numbers are part of a global report released The Fast Facts survey which analyzes the global scene of digital threats also shows that in the first seven months of this year the number of attacks worldwide is already equivalent to that registered in the entire year of 2020.

According to the study in September alone around 700000 threats with themes related to the pandemic were detected the vast majority distributed by email Experts say that after a drop between May and June threat numbers have been rising again month after month.

In September alone Trend Micro claims to have blocked nearly 815 billion cyber threats.

The increased use of scams that use files as bait has also caught the attention of researchers Until September there were 116 billion occurrences more than triple the total registered in 2020 of 37 billion.

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