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Communicating crucial data? Use of English language unsafe: Report

The report further mentioned that cyber-attackers have now become more fierce, smarter and bolder where cyber-attacks are concerned and are gaining momentum on a global basis.  


Communicating crucial data? Use of English language unsafe: Report

The English language is one of the most spoken languages across the globe. Communication in English comes like a breeze to most people nowadays.

But is it safe, when it comes to cyber-security? If a report by Trend Micro Incorporated is anything to go by, it isn't.

According to the report, the English language was the highest spam sending language in 2015 with 84.1 percent spammers using it for cyber-attack followed by Chinese (2.6 percent) and German (1.7 percent) on second and third spots.

Cyber-attacks have become increasingly rampant in the past couple of years, thereby raising questions on cyber-security.

Dissecting the most significant security incidents from 2015, Trend Micro Incorporated released its annual security roundup report, which also stated that constant system security updates are requisite for protection against new attacks.

"The first quarter of 2016 clearly showed we need to also watch out for older threats and how no industry or system should feel exempt. After all who would have thought that language is also something to worry about from cyber threats perspective!" the report said.

The report further mentioned that cyber-attackers have now become more fierce, smarter and bolder where cyber-attacks are concerned and are gaining momentum on a global basis.

The Trend Micro Smart Protection Network blocked over 52 billion threats in 2015 -- a 25 percent decrease from 2014.

This decrease is consistent with the downward trend of system infections since 2012, caused by attackers who have become more selective of their targets as well as the shift in technologies they use, thanks to technological advancement.

Trend Micro Incorporated is a security software company headquartered in Japan.  

(With IANS inputs)

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