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Brazil target of 50% of phishing scams in Latin America

Monday 18 June 2012 | 10:07 CET | News
Brazil is now the main target for cybercriminals in Latin America, being the object of 50.2 percent of cyber attacks on companies in the region in May. So says research by RSA, the security division of US technology giant EMC, which measured phishing attacks that occurred in the region. Colombia is the second most heavily attacked country, with 24.3 percent of fraudulent actions, followed by Chile (21%) and Mexico (1.5%). The research also shows that 40 percent of attacks occurring in Latin America come from registered addresses in the US. With 1,427 phishing attacks in May, cyberfraud in

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Categories: Internet
Companies: EMC
Countries: Brazil
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