Where in the world are you most likely to be hit by a malicious computer attack or virus? According to the results of AVG Technologies’ first ever Global Threat Index, it’s the Caucasus region, with Web surfers in Turkey, Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan all being the most likely to face threats while online.
At the other end of the scale, some of the world’s safest surfers can be found in Japan, while surprisingly, seven of the 10 safest countries in which to surf the Internet are in Africa such. As a continent, South America ranks as the safest place to surf the Web and North America the riskiest. Globally your chances of being attacked while online on any given day are 1 in 73.
The AVG Global Threat Index is developed by AVG Threat Labs and measures data from AVG’s vast user network, spanning 100 million PCs in 144 countries. This data enables the AVG Threat Lab to look at the incidence of security threats that its software had to deal with during last week of July, 2010. From these figures, AVG Threat Labs was able to determine an average for attacks per user per country.
Key results for the last week of July 2010 are as follows: