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New Delhi Was The Top Malicious City In 2014- F-Secure Report

F-Secure, an online security and privacy company from Finland, has come out with very comprehensive and interesting report about malware infecions in the country. According to the report released todaya at an event in New Delhi, Delhi (20% ) was the most infected city in 2014 followed by Hyderabad (9%), Chennai (9%) and Chandigarh (7%). According to F-Secure Labs’ brand new report, the top malware infection in India is still Botnet related. Hackers manage to own your PC’s and use them for spamming, DDOS (Type of Denial of Service (DoS) attack) or other malicious activity to make substantial amount of money.


The report further states that banking related malware has been consistently topping the chart in India. The ‘Ramnit’ malware steals bank user names and passwords and it mostly spreads through USB removable drives. Furthermore, PC’s in India are moving away from Windows XP. What was also observed was the decline in Downadup/Conficker infection over the past 3 years in India.

On the mobile front, the report further states that premium rate SMS is still the No.1 reason behind a high number of SMS-related malware in the Android platform in India. This is in line with what the CERT-In (Computer Emergency Response Team of India) found in December of 2014. The mobile malwares are capable of collecting API key, Application ID, Carrier, Device manufacturer, Device model, GPS location, International Mobile, Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, Network operator, Package name and SDK version from your device. Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Chennai and Gurgaon have emerged as the top mobile infected cities in 2014.

F-Secure, founded in 1988, offer millions of people around the globe the power to surf invisibly and store and share stuff, safe from online threats.


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