38% of Ural Federal District’s residents face Internet security threats, Kaspersky Lab says

October 20, 2014. Kaspersky Lab carried a list of the Urals’ most cyber-unsafe cities, the company’s press service says.

38% of Ural Federal District-based Internet users were faced with an Internet security threat at least once in the third quarter of the year; this figure, in fact, is the year’s all-time low.

In the previous quarter, the figure actually stood at 41%, while in the Q3’14, the number of malicious objects per user dropped dramatically. In Nizhniy Tagil and Chelyabinsk, for example, the number of such objects was almost halved.

At the same time, Nizhniy Tagil still turned out to be the city with the highest number of malicious objects per user in the third quarter of the year (16), followed by Magnitogorsk (14 security threats per user on average were detected by Kaspersky Lab experts) and ‘the bronze’ went to Chelyabinsk, where a user risked facing some eight Internet security threats within three months.

Yekaterinburg was in the 4th place (almost 7 threats per user), whereas Tyumen has once again proved the Urals’ most cyber-reliable city (an average of 4.5 security threats per user).

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