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Malaysia in 'top 10 Asia Pacific countries for phishing and bot-infected computers'




Malaysia in 'top 10 Asia Pacific countries for phishing and bot-infected computers'
Malaysia in 'top 10 Asia Pacific countries for phishing and bot-infected computers'



http://www.mis-asia.com/news/articles/malaysia-in-top-10-asia-pacific-countries-for-phishing-and-bot-infected-computers 

By AvantiKumar
MIS Asia
25 Apr 2010

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia is listed in the Asia Pacific and Japan top 10 
countries for phishing and bot-infected computers, according to security 
solutions firm Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR).

"Malaysia ranked fourth in Southeast Asia (SEA), behind Thailand, 
Philippines, and Indonesia for hosting phishing websites in Asia Pacific 
and Japan (APJ)," said Symantec Malaysia, principal consultant, 
enterprise security, Paul Woo, who added that the study was in its 
eighth year.

"In Malaysia, 86 per cent of the phishing website hosts target the 
financial services industry (FSI)," said Woo. "The motive behind this 
percentage is financial gain."

Woo said the report showed that cyber criminals continued to focus on 
acquiring confidential information, which could then be sold at 
lucrative prices in the underground economy.

"Cyber criminals now focus on single financial institutions, for 
instance, and devise attack strategies specifically for the customers of 
that institution," he said.

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