Latest posts by Alvin Bryan (see all)
- Millionaire Tyupkin Malware ATM Hackers May Come to US, India After Hitting Europe - October 23, 2014
- BitLicense Will Allow Bitcoin Spying in New York - October 22, 2014
- Australians are Fighting Data Retention Laws - October 22, 2014
Cybercriminal attacks on Australians have increased this year. About one in every four is a victim, a very high percentage. Australia VPNs have not been popular in the past. With these new threats, however, Internet users are expected to turn to Australia VPNs for communications security and privacy.
Cybercrime Wave Hits Australia
In the first quarter of 2014, Kaspersky reported almost 25% of Australians were victimized by cybercrime. There were almost 2 million separate Internet-borne malware events in that time period. And the local malware event count reached over 3.5 million. Over 300,000 of the online infections originated from Australian servers. Australia now ranks #59 in the world as a malware source. The remaining malware comes from overseas servers.
Most Australian victims were infected with malicious software via their web browsers. The criminals took advantage of browser and plugin weaknesses such as drive-by download. Others were the victims of social engineering attacks. The spread of local malware via offline methods was also high. The origins of the attacks were traced to the Internet.
Australia VPNs to Save the Day
The Internet has become a very dangerous place to be. Kaspersky predicted last year that Australia VPNs would be greatly needed in 2014. These predictions are proving to be a reality. Without protection from Australia VPNs, Internet users are very vulnerable. They also need to take extra precautions when dealing with online offers. Standard anti-virus programs and firewalls are no longer enough to keep users safe.
Australia VPNs provide online privacy and anonymity that helps protect people from online threats. Tor has been used in the past for online anonymity. But faith in the system has waned since Android Trojans were detected on the network this year. The virus was internal, hosted on an .onion domain and run over C&C servers. It appears that cybercriminals are infiltrating Tor. They are expected to carry on developing ways to steal from within the Tor network.
The ongoing Heartbleed threat has made many question the effectiveness of Australia VPNs running OpenVPN. The problem does not affect all Australia VPNs, however. Services of the highest standard like ExpressVPN update regularly. They have been thoroughly checked and found free of the bug and of any data leaks. These Australia VPNs are Internet users’ best bet for private and secure online communications.
Mobile banking has also been a popular cybercriminal target this year. The first quarter recorded more than double the attacks on mobile devices. Bitcoin wallets remain prime targets as well. By securing mobile devices with proper anti-virus software and Australia VPNs, users can avoid these thefts.