Afghanistan is the most exposed country in the world to cybersecurity and cybercrime threats, according to the new report.
The Cybersecurity Exposure Index (CEI) 2020 by PasswordManagers.co looked at data from Microsoft and the International Telecommunication Union to compile the list of 108 countries. Exposure was measured through data showing encounters with malware, ransomware, incoming attacks and the leadership’s commitment to cybersecurity.
Their research showed Afghanistan scored high in malware attacks, which is a malicious software designed to gain unauthorized access and/or cause damage to data and virtual systems.
They found Asia-Pacific in general, accounts for 60% of very high exposure countries including the lowest ranked Afghanistan, followed by Myanmar.