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Complexity: Chile is the fourth country in the world with the highest number of attempted cyberattacks, according to an international study



Many people still lack sufficient knowledge about cybersecurity practices, making them susceptible to online traps such as clicking on malicious links or providing personal information to scammers.

According to statistics from an Israeli security company, Checkpoint, Cybersecurity attacks (cyberattacks) doubled in March this year, making Chile the fourth country in the world with the most attempted attacks. The number of attempts at the beginning of the year was 4,245.

A cyberattack is a malicious act carried out by an individual or group anywhere in the world with the aim of infiltrating computer systems, stealing valuable information, and damaging digital infrastructure.

“All of the above makes it very important to be clear about when you are vulnerable to a cyberattack,” he explains. alejandro feuereisen Representative director of Wire, an AI specialist company.

Cyber ​​attack in Chile

Experts identify five characteristics that make profiles vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Weak or reused passwords: Using weak passwords or using the same password for multiple online services puts you at risk for brute force and login attacks.

Old software: Not keeping your operating system, applications, and antivirus software up to date can leave your device vulnerable to known attacks.

Unsecure Wi-Fi networks: Connecting to public or unsecured Wi-Fi networks can allow hackers to intercept the information you send online.

Lack of two-factor authentication (2FA): Rather than relying solely on passwords, 2FA adds a second layer of security, making it more difficult for cybercriminals to gain access to your protected accounts.

Share personal information on social networks: Posting sensitive personal information on social networks can make you a target for social engineering attacks and identity theft.

In an ever-evolving digital environment, the threat of cyberattacks is more real than ever. As technology advances, so do the methods and tactics of cybercriminals.

“Cybersecurity prevention and awareness have become essential for individuals, businesses, and governments alike,” concludes Wird’s CEO.

Source: Biobiochile

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