Romania was ranked on the 25th position in the worldwide ranking of the most exposed countries to cyber-attacks in 2013, having bettered its defenses by one position compared to the previous year, according to the Internet Security Threat Report carried out by Symantec.
The worldwide ranking is led by the USA, followed by China, India, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Great Britain, Brazil, Taiwan and Italy.
In the EMEA ranking, Romania is the 11th position among the countries most exposed to informatics attacks. Romania comes after The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, France, Poland, Turkey and Hungary in EMEA.
Romania was also ranked on the 14th place worldwide regarding spam attacks, with 2.3 percent of the total volume of attacks of this type having started from Romania, according to the report.
Romania was also ranked on the 21st position worldwide regarding the phishing attacks it generates, as only 1 percent of the phishing attacks starting from Romania, according to the report.
The number of high-span security attacks is growing worldwide, from one in 2012 to eight in 2013. In 2013, the number of security breaches increased by 62 percent compared to the previous year and the personal and confidential data of 552 million people were exposed, according to the Symantec report.
“A mega-attack can be worth 50 smaller attacks,”according to Kevin Haley, director Symantec Security Response. He also added the level of sophistication of the cyber-criminals’ technique is rising visibly, and their patience becomes a modus operandi.