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Bangladesh has the lowest data breach density in all of Asia, according to a global study conducted by cybersecurity company Surfshark. With 0.6 breached email accounts per 100 internet users in 2021, Bangladesh has the lowest breach count in Asia and the second-lowest breach count worldwide.

Meanwhile, Iran has the highest data breach density in Asia and worldwide, with 231 breached emails per 100 internet users. However, the UK topped the cybercrime density chart with 4,783 victims per 1 million internet users.

In 6% of all analysed countries, breach rates are higher than 50%. Furthermore, more than half of the internet users in countries such as the USA, Iran, Israel, U.A.E. and Qatar got breached in 2021.

"Looking at the total breaches in 2021, we see that 71.7% of our analysed countries have lower than the global average breach density (16.5 leaked emails per 100 internet users). This shows that hackers target some countries more than others," said Agneska Sablovskaja, Data Researcher at Surfshark.
On a continental level, Africa has the lowest breached email address rates, with 4 breached accounts per 100 internet users. Asia has the second-lowest breached rates, with 12 breached accounts per 100 internet users.

North America has the highest breach rates, with 1 in 2 internet users having their accounts breached in 2021.
Phishing is the most common cybercrime that was reported in 2021. There were a total of 323,972 phishing victims last year. Statistically, every second individual that fell for an online crime was a victim of a phishing attack.

Since 2001, the online crime victim count increased by 17 times (from 6 victims to 97 victims every hour), and financial losses grew almost 400 times (from $2,000 to $788,000 losses per hour).
In 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cybercrime victim count grew by 69% compared to 2019 (from 467,000 to 792,000 cybercrime victims per year). It was the highest cybercrime victim growth recorded since 2001.

People over the age of 60 were generally the most vulnerable age group to cybercrime since 2016 with over 92,000 yearly victims in 2021.

Overall, cybercrime claimed at least 6 and a half million victims and over $26 billion in losses in the last 21 years.


 

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This does not mean we have strong data security in place, rather we have not earned the attention of cyber criminals yet. The cyber criminals typically will target citizen of developed nations, simply because it is has a better yield for their "effort".

Bangladesh is probably one of the worst when it comes to data security, courtesy of lack of general awareness on data security and privacy, and use of pirated/unauthorized software. Very misleading news report.
 

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Bangladesh has the lowest data breach density in all of Asia, according to a global study conducted by cybersecurity company Surfshark. With 0.6 breached email accounts per 100 internet users in 2021, Bangladesh has the lowest breach count in Asia and the second-lowest breach count worldwide.

Meanwhile, Iran has the highest data breach density in Asia and worldwide, with 231 breached emails per 100 internet users. However, the UK topped the cybercrime density chart with 4,783 victims per 1 million internet users.

In 6% of all analysed countries, breach rates are higher than 50%. Furthermore, more than half of the internet users in countries such as the USA, Iran, Israel, U.A.E. and Qatar got breached in 2021.

"Looking at the total breaches in 2021, we see that 71.7% of our analysed countries have lower than the global average breach density (16.5 leaked emails per 100 internet users). This shows that hackers target some countries more than others," said Agneska Sablovskaja, Data Researcher at Surfshark.
On a continental level, Africa has the lowest breached email address rates, with 4 breached accounts per 100 internet users. Asia has the second-lowest breached rates, with 12 breached accounts per 100 internet users.

North America has the highest breach rates, with 1 in 2 internet users having their accounts breached in 2021.
Phishing is the most common cybercrime that was reported in 2021. There were a total of 323,972 phishing victims last year. Statistically, every second individual that fell for an online crime was a victim of a phishing attack.

Since 2001, the online crime victim count increased by 17 times (from 6 victims to 97 victims every hour), and financial losses grew almost 400 times (from $2,000 to $788,000 losses per hour).
In 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cybercrime victim count grew by 69% compared to 2019 (from 467,000 to 792,000 cybercrime victims per year). It was the highest cybercrime victim growth recorded since 2001.

People over the age of 60 were generally the most vulnerable age group to cybercrime since 2016 with over 92,000 yearly victims in 2021.

Overall, cybercrime claimed at least 6 and a half million victims and over $26 billion in losses in the last 21 years.


Who writes this rubbish considering Bangladesh Bank SWIFT transfer information got breached. Who needs to breach email accounts when you can breach SWIFT account !
 

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Who writes this rubbish considering Bangladesh Bank SWIFT transfer information got breached. Who needs to breach email accounts when you can breach SWIFT account !
This is the aftermath of that heist, that happend 8 years ago on 2016.


Bangladesh now has worked on its data security after losing millions of dollar. Now it has established tree tier data centre and working on cyber security. Big price it paid to get where it is today.
 

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Goes to show how Bangladesh lives in a relatively safe neighborhood with no external security threats, except for their colonial masters India getting upset every once in a while.
 

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This is the aftermath of that heist, that happend 8 years ago on 2016.


Bangladesh now has worked on its data security after losing millions of dollar. Now it has established tree tier data centre and working on cyber security. Big price it paid to get where it is today.
Bangladesh has very little online trade. Opening a bank account is not easy. Opening a business takes forever. All these work as a natural barrier to malicious breach.

I do not know what they are doing now for security, but I am hoping they do not have single point of failure anymore, but defense in depth.
 

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This is the aftermath of that heist, that happend 8 years ago on 2016.


Bangladesh now has worked on its data security after losing millions of dollar. Now it has established tree tier data centre and working on cyber security. Big price it paid to get where it is today.

Bhai I don't think so. Security training is zero, even at CEO level.

Almost all of their windows copies are bootleg copies on faulty laptop hardware (non networked machines).

The CERT groups in Dhaka are clueless on protecting the infra. Large companies are also clueless on basic security practices.

Tier4 data center does not do any good if security practices are not followed for both cloud and physical infra. I see NO evidence of that.

Allah'r fozole hacker der nozore ekhono porey nai.

Porley khobor aasey....

They did nothing with the findings of the Mandiant report from the Bangladesh Bank hack.

It was an inside job, AL higher ups got paid tens of millions of dollars (each) from the proceeds and the case was swept under the rugs. Shob chor.
 

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