Malware attacks rise as mobile and PC gaming explode in Southeast Asia

Over the last year, lockdowns have led to Southeast Asia’s emergence as a mobile gaming hub. A survey by InMobi revealed that in Indonesia alone, the pandemic resulted in 46% of people turning to mobile gaming for entertainment for the first time in their lives. With the explosion of mobile games, Southeast Asia is also seeing an unprecedented rise in cybersecurity attacks. In a newly released report, Kasperksy detected 382,578 mobile malware attacks in the first half of 2021, 13.6% higher than the threats in the same period last year. The unstoppable protagonistDespite the rise in cybersecurity attacks, mobile and PC gamers in Southeast Asia are adamant to continue playing.

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