June 21, 2019 | Content Aggregator - Single Slide | Malware and Advanced Threats
Some countries are notorious for disseminating malicious traffic. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford says geo-blocking can help limit exposure, and he recommends some tools to ease the process.
The United States indicted 49 people in 2018 who were allegedly involved in state sponsored espionage, up significantly from four indictments in 2017. Those indicted include 18 alleged Russian agents, 19 Chinese individuals or organizations, 11 Iranians and one North Korean.
The U.S. faced more than 5.1 billion malware attacks in 2018, which is nearly 50 percent of the 10.52 billion total malware attacks SonicWall recorded worldwide. Only China (601.6 million), the U.K. (583.8 million), Canada (432.2 million) and India (372.6 million) were even close in the volume of malware each faced.