Cyber threats decreased in the second quarter of 2022, but Spain is on the podium of countries most at risk of suffering. According to cyber security company ESET, Iberian country ranks third in the rankingOnly being crossed by Turkey and Japan.
Josep Albers, Director of Research and Awareness at ESET Spain, highlights brute force attacks In which our country has reduced its percentage. In this type of computer threat, Spain has jumped from second place in the first quarter of the year to third, behind the United States and Poland.
A reduction in brute force attacks has been observed in both Spain and the rest of the world and is 89%. This decrease is probably due to an increase in cyber security awarenessThe War between Ukraine and Russia And this Windows 11 Security against these threats.
The ESET report states that Russia remains the leading country behind such brute force attacks. Whole world. However, they indicate a decrease of 28 percentage points compared to the first quarter of the year.
Emails are still important in cyberattacks
In the analysis, ESET has outlined Email as the main tool for spreading cyber threats, The distribution of computer attacks by email is typical in Spain, Japan, Turkey, Italy and Poland.
Albers points out that, although the peaks of infection in Spain continue to be detected, these are no longer as clear as in the first four months. However, citizenship keep eye on in order to avoid any kind of risk.
Experts show that email Fraudulent Executable Files are still present, accounting for 3 out of 4 cases. It does, however, detail that the Agent Tesla malware family has reduced its presence in cyberattacks. It also locates emails containing malicious Office documents and scripts.
Ransomware attacks down 24 percent
Another noteworthy fact about cyber threats is that Ransomware attacks reduced by over 24% in the second quarter. “These figures include all categories of ransomware, whether it’s the automated ransomware we’ve been seeing for a decade that just encrypts files and demands a ransom, or human-powered ransomware with fewer cases, but more advanced.” And with many extortion mechanisms such as leaking of stolen information or DDoS attacks,” Albers says.
In this type of cyber attack, ESET has verified that lockbit This is the ransomware family most commonly found in Spain.
Banking malware stands out on mobile
In addition to the mentioned attacks, ESET highlights the presence of cyber risks related to devices, especially those that work with the Android operating system. On smartphones, the most common scam is banking trojan And the normal remittance is usually through the link through SMS.
“Criminals continue to take advantage of the rise of online commerce and use this strategy to set up phishing websites to steal credit card details and download malicious applications that capture online banking access credentials and steal money from accounts, Albers says. ,
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