Gulf Faces More Malware Threat Than Europe
Published Wednesday, 20 June 2012 12:31 | Written by Amwal Al Ghad
Dubai Exposure to malware in the GCC countries in the first quarter of this year is around 1.5 times higher than in European countries, gulf news quoted an industry expert saying.
“People in GCC countries are more likely to encounter malware while surfing the internet. One third of the people in GCC countries encountered malware this way. Even the lowest number for the region — Kuwait with 27 per cent — was higher than in EU countries, where the average value was 20 per cent,” David Emm, Senior Regional Researcher, Kaspersky Lab, told Gulf News.
He said, “our products blocked an average of 15 malicious programs per user: the lowest was Kuwait with 11; the highest was Oman with 19.”
The risk of infection from flash drives, local networks and the spread of malware from other files on the system is even greater than the risk of infection from the internet.