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BD scores highest in mobile malware infection

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Bangladesh has been ranked as the country having the highest risk of mobile malware infections with 35.91 per cent of users affected.

Bangladesh has been ranked as the country having the highest risk of mobile malware infections with 35.91 per cent of users affected.

The study, conducted by US-based organisation Comparitech on 60 countries, found huge variances in a number of categories, from malware rates to cybersecurity-related legislation.

In terms of overall cybersecurity rankings (from the worst to the best), Bangladesh has been ranked as the 6th least cyber-secure country in the world, according to the study.

In percentage of mobiles infected with malware, Bangladesh scored 35.91 per cent, the highest percentage of mobile malware infections, while 19.7 per cent of computers were found infected with malware, reads the study.

Algeria is the least cyber-secure country in the world.

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 cyber-attacks.

 Other high-ranking countries were Indonesia, Vietnam, Tanzania, and Uzbekistan.

Germany received the highest score for financial malware, and China received the highest score as the country where most telnet attacks originated from.

 

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