Scams, viruses and hacks hit hard in 2012

IN 2012 34.7% of Kaspersky Lab's users were targeted by a web-based attack at least once while browsing the internet.

The percentage of users targeted by web-based attacks is one of the key findings of Kaspersky Lab's annual Security Bulletin report, which provides the overall malware and cyber-threat statistics for 2012.

Compared to 2011 data, the overall global online threat level increased by 2.4 percentage points.

Russia and some of the former Soviet Republics were the countries with the most dangerous online environment in 2012.

Local threats (malware found on hard drives or external storage) represent a different picture. Almost 3 billion malicious files were found and blocked, with over 2.7 million unique samples of malware discovered.

Among the countries where users are most frequently attacked with local threats are Bangladesh, Sudan and Malawi.

Read more at Kaspersky labs.

 

Have you been hacked or had a PC virus in 2012?

This poll ended on 21 December 2013.

Current Results

Yes

46%

No

46%

I wouldn't know

7%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Kaspersky Labs


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