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India saw 4.3 lakh cyber attacks from US, Russia, China, etc

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According to a Finnish cybersecurity company, F-Secure's honeypot data, Russia, the US, China, the Netherlands and Germany targeted India with 436,090 attacks between January-June 2018. This is nearly 12 times more than which originated from India.

Russia accounted for most cyber attacks on India (255,589), followed by the US (103,458), China (42,544), the Netherlands (19,169) and 15,330 attacks from Germany. To track these cyber attacks, F-Secure has deployed 41 honeypots across the globe that "serve as sitting ducks for cybercriminals" and enables collection of the latest malware samples/shell scripts and new hacking techniques.
"Our public honeypots are a valuable source of threat intelligence and an integral part of the infrastructure that powers our various security offerings, including our Rapid Detection and Response Service," Mr Tasiemski said.

Honeypots are set up explicitly to grab theattention of attackers. They are basically decoy servers that emulate the real...(continued)
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