Chile is one of the most affected countries in Latin America by cyber attacks, along with Panama and Colombia, according to a new study released Wednesday by antivirus company Kaspersky Labs.
Cybercriminals are aware that millions of people in the region are using their credit cards and bank details to shop online, and the majority of attacks aim for that financial information, according to Dmitry Bestuzhev, director of the Kaspersky Lab analysis and investigation group for Latin America.
“In this moment, Latin America is experiencing a special situation,” Bestuzhev said. “On one side, we are observing cybercrime growth which is inspired by the techniques and success of cyber criminals in Eastern Europe. On the other side, in some cases, criminals beyond the region are also attacking users in order to get their financial data.”
All other Latin American countries included in the study were classified as “medium risk” with 30-36 percent of computers having been attacked.
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