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Kaspersky Security Bulletin Q2 2017 April - June Thailand

posted Aug 6, 2017, 11:20 AM by siam coverage   [ updated Aug 6, 2017, 11:22 AM ]

About this report

The report supplements the global Kaspersky Security Bulletin and supplements global statistics and threats overview with local data for specific country. Both reports are based on data obtained and processed using the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN). KSN integrates cloud-based technologies into personal and corporate products and is one of Kaspersky Lab’s most important technologies.

KSN assists Kaspersky Lab’s experts to swiftly detect new malware in real time. when no corresponding signature or heuristic detection exists. KSN helps to identify sources of 
malware proliferation on the Internet and blocks user access to them. 


Due to KSN’s very rapid response to new threats we are able to block new programs from launching on users ’ computers within seconds after of them being detected, and without having to update the antivirus database first.

The statistics in this report (except for spam) are based on completely anonymous data obtained from Kaspersky Lab products installed on users’ computers and was acquired with the full consent of the users involved.

Web threats

Attacks via browsers are the primary method for spreading malicious programs. The following methods were used most often by cybercriminals to penetrate systems:

Exploiting vulnerabilities in browsers and their plugins (drive-by download).


Infection in this type of attack takes place when visiting an infected website, without any intervention from the user and without their knowledge. And this is the number one method utilized by cybercriminals, the one used in the majority of attacks. Protection against such attacks requires an Internet Security class solution capable of detecting threats as they are being downloaded from the Internet and the timely installation of all the latest updates for the browser and its plugins. Another key technology, developed by Kaspersky Lab, is Automatic Exploit Prevention, designed specifically to fight complex web threats, exploiting newly discovered vulnerabilities in software.

Social engineering.

These attacks require user participation, with the user having to download the malicious file to their computer. This happens when the cybercriminal tricks the victim into believing they are downloading

a legitimate program.

Protection against such attacks requires a web antivirus solution capable of detecting threats as they are being downloaded from the Internet.

In the period of April - June 2017 Kaspersky Lab products detected 61,978 Top 20 Internet-borne malware incidents on the computers of KSN participants in Thailand.

Overall, 8.94% users were attacked by web-borne threats during this period on average.

Thailand ranks 72nd place worldwide when it comes to the dangers associated with surfing the web at the end of June 2017.

TOP 5 Countries as of June 2017

Place

Country

Percent of users

 

 

 

1

Belarus

16.65%

 

 

 

2

Algeria

15.98%

 

 

 

3

Albania

14.24%

 

 

 

4

India

13.57%

 

 

 

5

Ukraine

13.03%

 

 

 

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