Thursday, 13 September 2012 23:03
Four of ten users are attacked via web in Chile, Panama and Colombia.
Chile is one of the most affected countries in Latin America by cyber attacks, along with Panama and Colombia, according to a new study released Wednesday by antivirus company Kaspersky Labs.
The three countries are in a “high-risk group” where nearly 40 percent of machines have been attacked while online. The study examines the first nine months of 2012 in Latin America, where 35 percent of users’ computers in the region have been attacked at least once while they surf the web.
Cybercriminals are aware that millions of people in the region are using their credit cards and bank details to shop online, and the majority of attacks aim for that financial information, according to Dmitry Bestuzhev, director of the Kaspersky Lab analysis and investigation group for Latin America.
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Sumy is studying at Westminster University, in London, UK. Having lived all over the world has sparked a strong interest in international journalism, with a particular passion for South America. She has written for music and travel magazines, but her main goal is to report on current affairs, both foreign and national.