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Pakistan Among Biggest Victims of Malware Attacks: Microsoft

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Pakistan Among Biggest Victims of Malware Attacks: Microsoft

According to the recent report of Microsoft Crop, Pakistan has enlisted among the biggest victims of malware attacks. Other countries like India, Indonesia, the Palestinian territories, Bangladesh, and Nepal also attract the highest rates of attempted Malware attacks.

Pakistan Among Biggest Victims of Malware Attacks: Microsoft

Countries that attracted the fewest include Japan, Finland, Norway and Sweden, Microsoft said in a new study, based on sensors in systems running Microsoft anti-malware software.

Microsoft Manager Alex Weinert on this matter said that;

“We look at north of 10 million attacks on identities every day,”

According to the report about half of all attacks originate in Asia and one-fifth in Latin America. Millions occur each year when the attacker has valid credentials.

Millions occur each year when the attacker has valid credentials. Microsoft also added that meaning the attacker knows a user’s login and password. A technology known as machine learning can often detect those attacks by looking for data points such as whether the location of the user is familiar.

On average, 240 days elapse between a security breach in a computer system and detection of that breach, said Tim Rains, director of security at Microsoft.