Seven out of ten Spanish computers are infected with malicious files


Privacy and cybersecurity are two issues that are already part of most Spaniards. However, there is still a lot of work to be done. Only in 2018, Spain received a total of 102 attacks on the Web considered by the administrations as "serious".

This type of incidents can affect ministries or critical infrastructures, which are the ones that concern the National Intelligence Center (CNI). If we go down a step in the severity classification, the data is also alarming.

In 69.9% of the computers analyzed in Spain, malicious files have been found and companies have gone from suffering 18,000 cyber attacks to more than 100,000 since 2014 (malware, ransomware and phishing are the most common incidents), according to the Hackmageddon report. of 2018, which highlight the challenges that still need to be addressed in this area.

More than half of Spanish households have a laptop, which has already become the working tool for many employees. In addition, these devices work at the same time as personal devices and work, to have sufficient power, strength, lightness and autonomy.

According to this report, the laptop is now one of the main access doors of cybercriminals to homes and businesses. Experts warn that companies are targets of about 80 percent of cyber attacks that occur worldwide, so the training and equipment of staff has become a primary task, taking into account that " 90 percent of incidents are caused by malpractice of employees, "says the Hackmageddon study.

Security-focused technologies are going to play a key role in addressing the fears of Spanish users in the face of cyberattacks. 77% of users say they feel lost in terms of cybersecurity due to the lack of information about potential attacks and how to prevent them, which increases their concern.

Specifically, 26% of Spaniards fear that cybercriminals may usurp their identity and 23% worry that they can obtain personal information such as where they live or how old they are.

A similar percentage has among their main concerns that they can access their banking data and 17.8% are afraid that the device that receives the attack will be disabled, according to a recent survey conducted by Softonic.

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