KUALA LUMPUR, 9/8/2021 – The continuing pandemic situation in Malaysia did not go unnoticed for cybercriminals. With the majority of Malaysians still working, studying, and doing daily activities virtually from their homes, Kaspersky has monitored an increase in terms of online threats in the country.
According to the fresh data from Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), the global cybersecurity company has detected 28,931,223 unique Internet-borne cyberthreats in the second quarter of 2021. This is 10 million more compared with the attacks blocked during the first three months of the year.
These infection attempts are often used by cybercriminals to penetrate systems. Such attacks usually take place when users visit infected websites. File-less malware is the most dangerous, as its malicious code uses registry or Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) subscriptions for persistence, leaving no single object for static analysis on the disk.