Kaspersky Security Bulletin Q2 2017 April – June Thailand

Kaspersky Security Bulletin

Q2 2017 April – June

Thailand

About this report

The report supplements the global Kaspersky Security Bulletin and supplements global statistics and threats overview with local data for specific country. Both reports are based on data obtained and processed using the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN). KSN integrates cloud-based technologies into personal and corporate products and is one of Kaspersky Lab’s most important technologies.

KSN assists Kaspersky Lab’s experts to swiftly detect new malware in real time. when no corresponding signature or heuristic detection exists. KSN helps to identify sources of malware proliferation on the Internet and blocks user access to them.

Due to KSN’s very rapid response to new threats we are able to block new programs from launching on users ’ computers within seconds after of them being detected, and without having to update the antivirus database first.

The statistics in this report (except for spam) are based on completely anonymous data obtained from Kaspersky Lab products installed on users’ computers and was acquired with the full consent of the users involved.

Web threats

Attacks via browsers are the primary method for spreading malicious programs. The following methods were used most often by cybercriminals to penetrate systems:

Exploiting vulnerabilities in browsers and their plugins (drive-by download).

Infection in this type of attack takes place when visiting an infected website, without any intervention from the user and without their knowledge. And this is the number one method utilized by cybercriminals, the one used in the majority of attacks. Protection against such attacks requires an Internet Security class solution capable of detecting threats as they are being downloaded from the Internet and the timely installation of all the latest updates for the browser and its plugins. Another key technology, developed by Kaspersky Lab, is Automatic Exploit Prevention, designed specifically to fight complex web threats, exploiting newly discovered vulnerabilities in software.

Social engineering.

These attacks require user participation, with the user having to download the malicious file to their computer. This happens when the cybercriminal tricks the victim into believing they are downloadinga legitimate program.

Protection against such attacks requires a web antivirus solution capable of detecting threats as they are being downloaded from the Internet.

In the period of April – June 2017 Kaspersky Lab products detected 61,978 Top 20 Internet-borne malware incidents on the computers of KSN participants in Thailand.

Overall,    8.94% users were attacked by web-borne threats during this period on average.

Thailand ranks 72nd place worldwide when it comes to the dangers associated with surfing the web at the end of June 2017.

TOP 5 Countries as of June 2017

Place Country Percent of users
1 Belarus 16.65%
2 Algeria 15.98%
3 Albania 14.24%
4 India 13.57%
5 Ukraine 13.03%

Local threats

The use of local infection statistics for user computers is an extremely important indicator. Worms and file viruses account for the majority of such incidents. This data shows how frequently users are attacked by malware spread via removable USB drives, CDs and DVDs, and other “offline” methods.

Protection against such attacks not only requires an antivirus solution capable of treating infected objects but also a firewall, anti-rootkit functionality and control over removable devices.

In the period April – June 2017  Kaspersky Lab products detected 77,916 Top 20 local malware

incidents on the computers of KSN participants in Thailand.

Overall,  9.9% of users in this country were attacked by local threats during this period on average.

Thailand ranks 69th place worldwide at the end of June 2017.

TOP 5 Countries as of June 2017

Place Country %of infected users
1 Uzbekistan 26.66%
2 Turkmenistan 24.55%
3 Ethiopia 22.14%
4 Afghanistan 20.70%
5 Syrian Arab Rep. 20.13%

Malicious hosts

When a Kaspersky Lab customer is attacked by an online threat, we record the source of this threat

– the location of the malicious objects that tried to infect the system. Based on that data, the share of malicious incidents caused by malware hosted in Thailand.

A total of 71,558 incidents were recorded in the period April – June 2017.

Thailand  ranks 35th  place worldwide at the end of June 2017.        .

TOP 5 Countries as of June 2017

Place                     Country

  • United States
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • Germany
  • Finland