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    Cyber attacks in pandemic: 29% increase in six months

    Indian institutions are subjected to cyber attacks on an average of 1,738 times every week, while globally the number is 757 per week. In the last six months, institutions such as health institutions, education and research, government and military, insurance and legal, manufacturing have been the most targeted by hackers in India.

    At the very beginning of the epidemic last year, there were warnings of cyber attacks on a large scale. This was followed by several major cyber attacks, including attacks on Colonial Pipeline, Toshiba and the largest meat supply company JBS. Now a new report has claimed that there has been a 29 percent increase in cyber attacks on institutions in the last six months. These cyber attacks have taken place in the countries of Europe, Middle East and Africa. There have also been large scale cyber attacks in America and Asia Pacific. Ransomware attacks on institutions have increased by 93 percent. India has been the biggest market for hackers compared to other countries.

    Information from check point reports

    Cyber ​​security firm Check Point has released a report titled ‘Cyber ​​Attack Trends: 2021 Mid-Year’, in which information has been given about cyber attacks on various types of organizations such as government, health and others. According to the report, there has been a 17 percent increase in cyber attacks in the US alone. There have been an average of 443 cyber attacks here every week.

    Whereas in Europe it has increased by 27 percent. An average of 777 cyberattacks have occurred on an organization every week in Europe, while in Latin America there has been an increase of 19 percent. In the US and Asia-Pacific countries, an average of 1,338 cyberattacks have occurred on an organization every week, an increase of 13 per cent from the first months of this year.

     

    India has been the biggest market for hackers
    According to the report of Check Point, India was at number one for hackers. Indian institutions are subjected to cyber crime on an average of 1,738 times every week, while globally the number is 757 per week. In the last six months, institutions such as health institutions, education and research, government and military, insurance and legal, manufacturing have been the most targeted by hackers in India.

    Ransomware attacks also increased drastically
    The Check Point report states that there has also been a huge increase in ransomware attacks. It has also been said in the report that it has become common for hackers to steal data by hacking the system of an institution and to charge money in exchange for the data. The report also states that hackers are now using new types of malware such as -Trickbot, Dridex, Qbot and IcedID.

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