Report: Gujarat among top states facing malware & botnet attacks
The attacks are exploiting vulnerabilities in systems and even running email phishing campaigns to penetrate networks
Gujarat is facing a string of malware and botnet attack attempts on its digital networks across offices in major cities and central data servers- both private and of the government.
The attacks are exploiting vulnerabilities in systems and even running email phishing campaigns to penetrate networks.
The Quick Heal Cyber Threat Weather (CTW) report for the first quarter of 2023 puts Surat and Ahmedabad cities on the sixth and eight positions in the country when it comes to malware attack attempts, registering 2.74 million and 1.83 million attempts respectively.
At 8.81 million attack attempts, Gujarat ranks second in the country after Maharashtra, which registered 10.52 million attempts.
These attacks are designed to steal personal information, damage or disable computers, and spread spam.
The report, which is a real-time map of the computer security attacks that are going across India at any given time, showed that there have been 2,132 malware attack attempts in Ahmedabad city on the devices in 24 hours - from Saturday 4.14pm to Sunday 4.14pm.
Similarly, there have been 2,267 malware attack attempts in Surat, 632 in Vadodara, and 450 in Rajkot.