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Microsoft report: Romania registers average malware attack rate of 7.46 per cent, over European average

Romania reached a 7.646 per cent malware attack rate in 2018, 2.13 per cent higher than the average European rate, according tot eh 24th edition of Microsoft Security Intelligence (SIR), released recently.

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According to the study, Romania exceeds the Czech Republic (3.44 per cent), Hungary (6.21 per cent) and Bulgaria (7.20 per cent) at this chapter. In the top of countries with a higher malware attach rate we find Serbia w9th 8.13 per cent average, exceeding the European average by 2.8 per cent.

The second category in which Romania ranks above the world average is the average monthly percentage of devices that face the illicit mining of cryptocurrency. Thus the world average reaches 0.11 per cent, while in Romania it is 0.26 per cent.

On the same segment, the Czech Republic has a rate of 0.09 per cent, while Serbia exceeds the world average by 0.23 per cent.

At general level, Microsoft Security Intelligence shows that ransomware attacks dropped by up to 73 per cent at world level in 2018, this being the result of passing to new methods of cyber attacks, such as mining cryptocurrencies.

Last year, March recorded the highest average monthly percentage of devices which were face by this attack, with a rate of 0.28 per cent of total devices, while in August the rate dropped by up to 0.08 per cent.

At the same time, phishing continues to be the method preferred by cyber attackers, while the graph of phishing emails detected in the total volume of emails analysed by Microsoft in the whole world shows an average of 0.38 per cent in 2018, growing toward the end of the year when in November it was 0.55 per cent at world level.

The Microsoft report analysed over 6.5 billion security incidents that go through Microsoft cloud every day and were collected data from thousands of security researchers.

Microsoft facilitates digital transformation into an age ruled by cloud services and intelligent edge solutions. The company mission is to allow each person and organization in the world to fully reach its potential.


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