India witnesses 400,000 cyber attacks from Russia, China, and US

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F-Secure, the Finland based cybersecurity firm has confirmed that Asian country India has witnessed around 400,000 cyber attacks on its infrastructure from Russia, China, and the United States between Jan- Jun this year.

“The relatively higher number of inbound cyber attacks on Indian Honeypots reflects how fast the fast-digitizing country is becoming vulnerable to hackers located around the globe”, said Leszek Tasiemski, Vice President of Cybersecurity Products R&D, F-Secure.

What’s more interesting is the fact that Austria, Netherlands, UK, Japan, and Ukraine happen to be the top 5 countries that cyber attackers from India have targeted.

The F-Secure half yearly security report confirms that the data was gathered through insights offered by its ‘Honeypots’.

Note- In Computer Terminology, Honeypots are computer mechanisms set to lure cyber attackers to detect, analyze and deflect certain attempts made to gain unauthorized access to computer networks of public and private entities.

F-Secure claim that it has set almost 47 of such Honeypots across the globe, out of which 41 were fully functional. The Helsinki based private firm has confirmed that its decoy infrastructure has helped gain excellent insights on the cyber attacks being launched on the nations, popular targets, sources, volumes and how the attack procedure in detail.

F-Secure report confirmed that in the first 2 quarters of this year, attackers from Russia have succeeded in targeting India the most followed by the US, China, and the Netherlands. Germany stands last in the count of the top five.

Meanwhile, the security firm has also shared its findings on how many countries were targeted in the 1st two quarters of this year by hackers from the Indian subcontinent. Among them, organizations from Austria (12,767) stand 1st, followed by Netherlands (9,253), UK (6,400) and Japan (4,701) along with Ukraine.

When the tally taken on a global note was recited by researchers from F-secure, UK stands tall among the countries affected with a total of 97,680,746 attacks this year. The United States stands second in the tally with 10,720,642 attacks.

The report, however, doesn’t include the info of the cyber attacks carried out on government infrastructure of India.