Kaspersky report: 25% of Indians face cyber threats in 2024

May 20, 2024
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TLDR:

One in four Indians were hit by cyber threats in early 2024, according to a report by Kaspersky. Key findings include:

  • Nearly 23% of Indian web users faced cyber threats in Q1 2024.
  • Kaspersky blocked over 12 million Internet-borne threats in India.

One in Four Indians Hit by Cyber Threats in Early 2024: Kaspersky Report

According to a recent report by Kaspersky, Indian users faced a significant number of cyber threats in the first quarter of 2024. The report highlights the prevalence of cyber threats through browsers and local malware attacks in India.

Key Findings from the Report

The report reveals that 22.9% of web users in India were attacked by web-borne threats, while 20.1% encountered local threats. Web threats, including malware and social engineering tactics, remain a major concern in the region.

Breakdown of Cyber Threats

In total, Kaspersky blocked over 12 million Internet-borne threats and 16 million local incidents in India during the first quarter of 2024. Social engineering attacks, such as phishing, remain prevalent, manipulating users to disclose sensitive information.

Kaspersky’s Defensive Measures

During the first quarter, Kaspersky utilized behavior detection and exploit prevention technologies to combat cyber threats in real-time. The company’s products helped Indian users defend against cyberattacks.

Cybersecurity Awareness and Partnerships

To raise awareness about cybersecurity, Kaspersky partnered with the IPL team Mumbai Indians as their Official Cyber Security Partner. This partnership aims to educate consumers about the importance of cybersecurity and protection against cyber threats.


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