The Philippines ranked fourth among countries most attacked by web threats worldwide for 2019, according to a global ranking of countries with the highest web threat detections by cyber security giant Kaspersky. This was up from the country’s 11th place in 2018.
Data showed the cybersecurity company’s technologies monitored and prevented nearly 28 million internet-borne attacks against Kaspersky users in the Philippines.
This accounts for 44 percent of Kaspersky users in the country that encountered web threats in 2019, where 27 percent were individual users and 7.6 percent were business users.
The Philippines trailed behind the top three countries: Nepal, with 51 percent of users attacked by web-borne threats; Algeria with 51 percent and Albania, 46 percent.
In Southeast Asia, the Philippines ranked first, followed by Malaysia at 13th and Vietnam at 17th.