Apple OS X users in the United States faced largest number of attacks

OS X users in the United States faced the largest number of attacks, according to Kaspersky.

Published Sat, Dec 13 2014 2:35 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:12 PM CST

Apple OS X users in the United States faced a large number of cyberattacks, with almost 100,000 users being targeted, according to a Kaspersky Lab report. Not surprisingly, that accounted for 39 percent of total Mac OS X cyberattacks - largely because the US has the largest number of Apple product owners - as cybercriminals pay more attention to iOS on smartphones and tablets, along with OS X on desktop computers and laptops.

AdWare programs were the most popular method of attack against OS X users, accounting for almost half of the top 20 list, according to Kaspersky.

OS X users are strongly urged to install some type of anti-virus and anti-malware software solution, as cybercriminals pay more attention to compromising Apple products.

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