India a prime target of cyber-attacks, SMES suffered the most

With the increasing number of security breaches in the internet, India is ranked in the top of charts for targeted data-stealing attacks on netizens and SMES as well as hijacks on business transactions, reveals Trend Micro.

In the second quarter of 2015, hackers have utilized existing malware, toolkits, and techniques to target victims from India, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, Taiwan and the US, among other countries.

According to, Myla V. Pilao, Director, TrendLabs Marketing Communications, the seconder witnessed a shift in threat landscape with cyber criminals turning more creative by amplifying existing methods of attack.

There was a 50 per cent increase in the integration on Angler exploit and a 67 per cent growth in overall exploit kit-related threats.

“This quarter demonstrated that the potential damage caused by cyber-attacks extends far beyond a simple software bug to hacks of airplanes, smart cars and television stations,” says Pilao.

According to TrendMicro’s Q2 report, there were over 118 million malware detection and over 396 million spam messages identified in Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries.

Additionally, there were over 50 million malicious URLs hosted in APAC which received over 214 million hits in total.

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