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Kazakhstan is 7th in the world by Internet attacks

20 february 2012, 17:52
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Photo courtesy of nnm.ru
Photo courtesy of nnm.ru
Kazakhstan was ranked seventh in the world rating of Internet-surfing risk 2011, Tengrinews.kz reports citing the annual report published by digital security experts of Kaspersky Laboratory.

The rating evaluated the extent of risk of infection that computers faced during Web-surfing in different countries in 2011. Kazakhstan is in the High Risk Group with 21 other countries.

47 percent of Kazakhstan Internet users experienced Web-attacks. In 2010 this number was 43.2 percent. Kazakhstan gained three lines in the 2011 rating.

There were changes in the top three of the list as well in 2011. Russia advanced from the third place to the first place in the rating with 55.9 percent of its Internet users attacked in 2011. Oman retained the second place (54.8 percent). The U.S. went from the fifth to the third position (50.1 percent). The risk level decreased in Iraq in a large step: from 61.8 to 45.4 percent. Iraq used to lead the rating, but now it is ranked eighth.

“The statistics of cyber-threats during Web-surfing actually shows the level of aggressiveness of the environment, where the computers work,” Yuriy Namestnikov, senior anti-virus expert of Kaspersky Laboratory, notes. “Last year this number grew 2 percent in the world and made 32.3 percent.”

The Safe group includes 9 countries: Ethiopia, Haiti, Denmark, Niger, Togo, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Benin and Myanmar. Except for Denmark this group almost fully consists of developing countries of Africa and Asia. This can be explained by low development of Internet and more widespread use of portable data mediums for exchange of information in these countries.

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