Cybersecurity has become paramount for businesses and individuals as digital transformation, internet usage and digital asset values are skyrocketing.
Thailand encountered more than 20 million cyberthreats last year, according to global cybersecurity company Kaspersky.
Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) reported its products detected 20,598,223 different internet-borne cyberthreats on computers using KSN items in Thailand last year. Some 28.4% of Thai users were at risk of infection from online threats last year.
Thailand ranked 87th worldwide when it comes to the dangers associated with surfing the internet. Among its Asean peers, the Philippines was sixth, Malaysia seventh, Vietnam 19th, Indonesia 66th and Singapore 154th.
For web threat detections against consumers and businesses, data shows 2.7 million detections on consumer products and 856,000 detections on corporate products in Thailand.
Thailand ranked fifth in Asean for highest level of consumer detection, and third for highest level of business detection.
Kaspersky said its products detected 49.9 million local incidents on computers using KSN items in Thailand, ranking 70th worldwide.
The share of incidents caused by servers hosted in Thailand stands at 0.01%, which represents 273,458 incidents.
Thailand ranks 56th in this category worldwide.
The firm’s new report titled “Mobile Malware Evolution 2020” also shows 28,861 mobile malware detections in Thailand last year, ranking the country 44th in this category globally.
RISKS FACING COMPANIES
“The pandemic has blurred the lines dividing corporate defence and home security,” said Yeo Siang Tiong, general manager for Southeast Asia of Kaspersky.
“Remote work, online classes and digitalisation across all sectors will continue, at least during 2021, and it is high time for all shapes and sizes of businesses to understand online threats, even against individuals, should be considered as risks against companies.”
Mr Yeo said several incidents in the form of scams…