Latin America suffers 1 billion malware attacks in 2018

Latin America sees an average 3,7 million malware attacks a day and about 1 billion occurrences a year, according to a report by Kaspersky Lab. The numbers mean a 14,5 percent increase in malware attacks in the region between November 2017 and November 2018, says the research.

Latin countries that have been targeted the most are Argentina, where there has been a 62 percent rise in malware attacks, followed by Peru with 39 percent and Mexico with 35 percent. Phishing attacks are also on the rise in the region, according to the security firm, with 192,000 attacks a day, up 115 percent compared to the period between November 2016 and the same month in 2017.

Read more about the findings of the Kaspersky Lab report on ZDNet.