Pakistan Tops in 2016 Malware Infection Index [ Current Affairs ]


The 2016 Malware Infection Index (MII) has been topped by Pakistan from the list of 19 countries figuring in the Asia-Pacific according to recently report of technology giant Microsoft. India is ranked at 8th position.

Key Facts:

  • The index mainly observed key malware threats in the Asia-Pacific region and ranks markets in Asia-Pacific according to how much they are affected.
  • Currently additional than 40 % of computers in the 19 countries in Asia-Pacific region are infested against the global average being around 20%.
  • Top 10 Countries:
Top 10 Countries in Malware Infection Index

Top 10 Countries in Malware Infection Index

Top 10 Countries in Malware Infection Index

  • The index has also recognized the top three most encountered malware in this region and they are Gamarue which is malicious computer worm that is commonly distributed via feats kits and social engineering.
  • Gamarue was dominant in the ASEAN region and it was the third most commonly tackled malware family worldwide in 2H 2015.
  • Trojans Skeeyah which is steal personal information which allow hackers access to your PC or download more malware.
  • The findings in the index were founded on data from the Microsoft Malware Protection Centre (MMPC) and the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIRv20).

About ASEAN:

  • The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a political and economic organization of ten Southeast Asian countries.
  • It was established on August 8, 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand and from that time membership has extended and includes Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), and Vietnam.
  • Its main objective was to include accelerating economic growth, social progress, and sociocultural growth among its members, alongside protection of regional constancy along with providing a mechanism for member countries to decide differences peacefully.

- Published on: June 9, 2016