According to K7 computing’s cyber threat report, the COVID-19-induced lockdown has led to a surge in cybercrimes, with Kerala recording the highest number of attacks.
The report noted that the surge in frequency of attacks witnessed from February 2020 to mid-April 2020 is indicative of the fact that scamsters across the world are exploiting the widespread panic around coronavirus at both individual and corporate levels.
In Kerala, regions like Kottayam, Kannur, Kollam, and Kochi witnessed the highest number of attacks at 462, 374, 236, and 147 attacks, respectively. In fact, Kerala recorded the highest number of attacks thus far in the country, reporting around 2,000 attacks during the period under consideration.
Kerala was followed by Punjab with 207 attacks and Tamil Nadu with 184 attacks.
Meanwhile, as per the report, users from Ghaziabad and Lucknow faced almost six and four times the number of attacks as Bengaluru users.