eScan Report: Maharashtra Ranks No. 1 in the Ransomware Attacks

According to a threat report revealed by eScan, the state of Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of Ransomware attacks in the month of June 2018. Top 5 states in the list were

  1. Maharashtra 56%
  2. Delhi 13%
  3. Gujarat 12%
  4. Telangana 9%
  5. Tamil Nadu 9%

Globally active Ransomware attacks had come to India long ago and made the country 5th most attacked in the World and 3rd most attacked in Asia. According to the statistics by eScan, there were 20.77% Ransomware attacks across the globe while India recorded 22.94% in the month of June 2018.

India’s quick progress to a cashless economy since the demonetization drive in 2016 has uncovered new roads for digital dangers all over the country. Major organizations, including banks, airports, telecom networks and stock markets, where older versions of Windows operating system have been in use get affected due to the Ransomware.

The simple accessibility of mobile devices and mobile data has brought in ease of access at the cost of cyber threats. Hence it is high time to address the issue of digital literacy in the country. It is very important that the organizations with critical infrastructure take precautions to shield themselves against the crippling Ransomware attacks.

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