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About 21 Percent Indian Computers And Phones Are Infected With Malware

India ranked 15 th among 60 countries for the worst cybersecurity with over 25 percent of its phones and 21% of its computers infected with malware. The study conducted by Comparitech judged countries on the basis of malware attacks, cyber-attack preparedness and most up to date cybersecurity-related legislation.

India scored about 39 percent in its overall score, though both Pakistan and China are worse off in cyber-security. About 25.25 percent of Indian phones and 21.8 of percent computers are infected with malware.

The study found Japan to be the most cyber-secure country in the world. It scored incredibly low across the majority of categories, only scoring a little higher in the preparation for cyber- attacks and legislation categories. Only 1.34 percent of its phone and about 8 percent of its computers are susceptible to malware attacks.

Other top-performing countries included France, Canada, Denmark, and the United States.

On the other end of the spectrum, Algeria is the least cyber-secure country in the world with 22.88 percent of its phones and 32.41 percent of its computers infected with malware. It was the highest-ranking country for lack of legislation and computer malware rates, and also received a high score in the categories for mobile malware and preparation for cyberattacks. Other high-ranking countries were Indonesia, Vietnam, Tanzania, and Uzbekistan.

Germany has the most number of attacks related to financial malware while as a country China is where most telnet attacks originated from.—Times Of India

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