India Ranked High in IoT Cybersecurity Attacks Last Quarter: Said Report!

According to a report by Indian digital services firm Subex, India Ranked High in IoT Cybersecurity Attacks Last Quarter. India noticed a 22 per cent increase in attacks on IoT deployments in the country.

By Tech Hunt

India Ranked High in IoT Cybersecurity Attacks


How Surprise! By 22 per cent jump in cyberattacks on Internet of Things (IoT) deployments in the nation, India was the several attacked country in the IoT space last quarter, said a new report published here on Friday. This was the second consecutive quarter that the country topped the cyber attack victims file.

India Ranked in IoT Cybersecurity Attacks


Smart cities, financial services and transportation sectors led the sectoral rankings in times of the attacks, said the report titled “State of Internet of Things (IoT) Security”.

With the 15 Indian cities from which data was gathered, Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru are interesting the maximum number of cyberattacks, published the study by Bengaluru-headquartered telecom solutions provider Subex.

IoT Cybersecurity Attacks


While the quarter, the researchers registered 33,450 high-grade attacks, 500 of which were very high refinement. “The threat intelligence collected points to a high level of hacker interest in projects in India and this is indeed a matter of concern,” P. Vinod Kumar, CEO, Subex, said in a report.

The research revealed that a range of modern malware is being deployed by hackers to target critical infrastructure projects and there has been an important rise in reconnaissance attacks.

The study identified over 2,550 different malware samples in the country. Internet of Things (IoT) projects are being targeted at the record of concept stages itself and many malware specimens isolated showed a tendency to persist and listen to the network traffic. Increase in the number of attacks with a geopolitical motive is also a trend, the study published.

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