India's cybersecurity a joke between attackers, ranks among worst in the world

Posted On 10-February-2019 06:47 PM IST
India's cybersecurity a joke between attackers, ranks among worst in the world

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Among 60 countries India is ranked 15th in cybersecurity
  • Worst overall ranking was bagged by Algeria
  • Japan is the most cyber-safe country in the world

India is ranked 15th in the world in terms of cybersecurity. The number one rank was the least secure and 60 the most.

THE STUDY WAS BASED ON SEVEN FACTORS

  • Mobiles infected with malwares.
  • Percentage of computers infected with malware.
  • Number of financial malware attacks.
  • Most up-to-date legislation.
  • Percentage of attacks by cryptominers.
  • Percentage of Telnet attacks by originating country.
  • Countries best prepared for cyber attacks.

Comparitech is a website which provides information, tools, and comparisons across the world in the field of technology.

Though India bagged the 15th position when it comes to cybersecurity, its performance is better than neighbouring countries.

Bangladesh is placed at 6th position. Pakistan stands at 7th. China is 13th and Sri Lanka is placed at 14th position.

The worst overall ranking was bagged by Algeria while Japan became the most cyber-safe country in the world.

The rankings of the Global Risk Report 2019 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) last month reflected India had faced the largest data breach in the world due to "lax cybersecurity protocols". According to the report this resulted in data breach of the Aadhaar IDs of more than 1.1 billion citizens.