According to Kaspersky survey, 65% respondents in the United Arab Emirates highlighted that they or their loved ones suffered from criminals via social networks. In most cases fraudsters pretended to be a familiar of potential victims: the manipulation scheme presented a request for help from a friend (62%).
Although Kaspersky’s research shows that the overall number of financial malware attacks in United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decreased in the first half of 2021, when compared to the same period in 2020, 37.8% of the 25 811 attacks recorded in the country targeted corporate users, which is a cause for concern, warn Kaspersky experts.
From 2019 to 2020, the number of Kaspersky users encountering targeted ransomware—malware used to extort money from high-profile targets, such as corporations, government agencies, and municipal organizations—increased by 767%.
A clear majority of all consumers (65%) in the META region would sever ties with a service provider if it suffered any form of data breach, according to a study of 15,000 consumers worldwide conducted by global security company Kaspersky.