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Kaspersky: Russian mobile users face biggest number of cyberattacks

Mobile users need to install some type of anti-malware software, as smartphones and tablets are under attack by cybercriminals
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Dec 13, 2014 11:18 am

Russia has the largest number of mobile users facing attacks, as cybercriminals look to compromise smartphones and tablet devices. The top 10 as reported by Kaspersky: Russia (45.7 percent), India (6.8 percent), Kazakhstan (4.1 percent), Germany (4.0 percent), Ukraine (3.0 percent), Vietnam (2.7 percent), Iran (2.3 percent), UK (2.2 percent), Malaysia (1.8 percent), and Brazil (1.6 percent).




However, Kazakhstan is the only nation on the top 10 countries list based on infection, ranking No. 4 with 1.62 percent, according to Kaspersky.


Cybersecurity companies strongly urge mobile users to utilize anti-malware software to keep their devices more secure. And to download apps only from authorized locations, while keeping a lookout for potential fraudulent links in emails, social media, and other locations.


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