Microsoft Security Endpoint Report 2019 stated that India ranks second, behind Singapore, in ‘drive-by download’ attack volumes in the APAC region. Drive-by download attacks download malicious code in users’ systems thereby stealing financial information. In, 2018 it stood on 11th position and has moved to 2nd with a whopping 140% rise. Also, ransomware and cryptocurrency mining are two times higher in India. COVID-related phishing emails are also popular.

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