Afghanistan becomes the primary target for ransomware attacks following Taliban takeover

Paul Skeldon reports;

The recent Taliban takeover of the government in Afghanistan has brought a lot of chaos upon the nation – and cybercriminals are seeing that such disorder in the country is another chance for them to benefit.

According to the Atlas VPN team data analysis, Afghanistan became the primary target for ransomware attacks worldwide in the last month. Providing security for companies’ staff and customers will be extremely difficult in now Taliban-ruled land.

In the past 30 days, cybercriminals launched 1.77% of all ransomware attacks at Afghanistan. Hackers noticed that businesses in the Taliban governed country right now are very vulnerable.

Read more on Telemedia Online. The Atlas VPN analysis relied on the Kaspersky cybermap.

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