Malaga in top 10 for cyber attacks

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IN just one day Malaga Province can register more than 1,000 cyber attacks, according to the latest data released by the National Institute of Cyber-Security.

Although the number of attacks isn’t usually that high, this type of crime is on the up in the province and Malaga is now amongst the top 10 victim cities in Spain behind Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Sevilla.

Most cases are registered in the city with the coastal and inland areas also affected, and in any 24-hour period, 55 per cent of cases are registered in the city. Another 20 per cent is accounted for in Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas and Alhaurin de la Torre, each of which registers 4 per cent. 

Marbella has almost 10 per cent and the other 15 per cent is spread across the rest of the province. Spain is the seventh European country and 15th worldwide for cyber attacks, according to the latest report issued by Symantex on Internet Security Threat Rates. 

Holland was first, followed by Germany, the UK, Russia, Italy and France. The most common form of attack is contained in spam mail, followed by botnets, phishing and malware.

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