A staggering 5,25,820 counts of malware infections have been identified amongst the users of the four telecom operators in the country, according to the Horizon Scanning Report for Bangladesh Telecom Operators prepared by the cyber threat intelligence researchers of Bangladesh e-Government CIRT (Computer Incident Response Team). These counts of malware infections have been accounted for during the first quarter of this year, i.e. from January 2022 to April 2022.
All four telecom operators in Bangladesh have a significant infection rate of numerous malware for network communications. The total malware infections amongst the users have been accounted for during the first quarter of this year, i.e. from January 2022 to April 2022 in the Horizon Scanning Report for Bangladesh Telecom Operators.
Grameenphone, having the highest subscriber base with 83.02 million users, leads the way with 294,657 total malware counts and 47 unique counts of malware infections. The virus called ‘android.hummer’ has the highest infection rate of 24.4%.
Coming in second place is Robi Axiata, with 104,578 total malware counts, having 40 unique counts of malware infections. The ‘avalanche-andromeda’ virus has a 12.85% infection rate and leads the malware chart for the second-largest telecom operator in the country.
Meanwhile, Banglalink, having the third-highest subscriber base with 37.41 million users, has a total malware count of 98,423 with 31 unique cases of software infections. The infection rate is highest for the ‘android.hummer’ virus, as it has an infection rate of 21.64%.
Teletalk, the government-based telecom operator, has a total malware count of 28,162 with 31 unique malware infections. The ‘avalanche-andromeda’ virus has the highest count having an infection rate of 11.39%.
Unsurprisingly, all the operators have the highest number of infections in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.
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