KUALA LUMPUR (August 4): Malaysia has been listed among the top 10 least safe Asian countries for remote working.
In a study commissioned and published by UK-based Reboot Digital PR Services on the security of digital nomads, Malaysia ranked slightly safer than Cyprus and Indonesia third, with 1,557 computers compromised and 900 malware hosting sites, which contributes to its overall cyber danger. score of 79.9 out of 100.
Indonesia and Cyprus share the crown of the least cyber-secure country in the world, with a cyber danger score of 82.8 out of 100, leading the rankings in Asia and the world.
Reboot Digital said Indonesia has already established itself as a favorite hotspot for remote workers, luring travelers with its thriving capital of Jakarta and popular tourist destinations of Bali.
Cyprus, which hosts more than 3,000 phishing and malware sites combined, only recently started welcoming remote workers to its shores.
Nepal, sixth (73.3), has the highest average drive downloads of all the countries analyzed, at 126 per month.
The Philippines (62.7) and Thailand (61.8) rank ninth and tenth, respectively, with a cyber danger score of over 60 out of 100.
In stark contrast, South Korea is the most cyber-secure place in Asia with a cyber danger score of just 19.8 out of 100.
Next come Japan (21.8) and Lebanon (29.3).
Research was conducted to identify the most precarious countries for workcation
This research analyzed the cyber threat landscape in each country considering the prevalence of phishing and malware as well as botnet networks.
Python data mining tools were used to extract cybersecurity statistics from over 90 Microsoft Security Intelligence reports (2017), resulting in a comprehensive dataset containing the number of phishing sites, of malware hosting sites, compromised computers (part of the gamarue botnet), and monthly average number of readers. by download pages for more than 90 countries.
Each statistic collected above was presented per 100,000 URLs, with the exception of Compromised Computers presented per 100,000 Internet users.
The company said an internal dataset of more than 3 million restaurants and other food outlets around the world was used to find the number of outlets offering free wifi access per million. of inhabitants with demographic data acquired from the World Bank.