India ranks 3rd in data stealing malware called Autorun: F-Secure

Autorun is a family of worms that spread mostly via infected hard drives.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 16, 2015 4:14:13 pm
F-Secure, cyber security, autorun, anti virus, malware, technology news Autorun is a family of worms that spread mostly via infected hard drives.

New research from cyber security firm F-Secure points that India is the third country to be affected by Autorun globally. Autorun is a family of worms that spread mostly via infected removables and hard drives, and can perform harmful actions such as stealing data, installing backdoors and so on. According to the new Threat Report, Autorun has been one of the top 5 PC Malware Threats in H2, 2014, making them a notable in today’s digital threat landscape.

“Hackers are using various malwares like Autorun etc. to hack into various devices to steal data, banking credentials, cookies and other vital information which has emerged our country in the top 5 countries across the world,” said Amit Nath, Country Manager, F-secure (India & SAARC).

The top countries (per 10,000 users) aftected by Autorun are Malaysia (669), Turkey (315), India (306), Brazil (160) and Taiwan (143). In threats by region – Autorun is the 5th most found threat in Asia.

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