Much has been said about how cyber-criminals creatively devise ways to lock in even the most unlikely of targets, severe and constantly sophisticating cyber-attacks. And, it will not come as surprise that language is also something to worry about from cyber threats perspective!
In an annual security roundup report submitted by ‘Trend Micro 2015 Threat Report’, one of the top activities noted included English language emerging as the highest spam sending language in 2015 with 84.1%, followed by Chinese (2.6%) and German (1.7%).
The research has also confirmed that Hindi is one of the safest languages to communicate crucial data.
The Trend Micro Smart Protection Network blocked over 52 billion threats in 2015, a 25% decrease from 2014. This decrease is consistent with the downward trend of system infections since 2012, caused by attackers who have become more selective of their targets as well as the shift in technologies they use.