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Algeria Ranked ‘Least Cyber-Secure’ Country in the World, Japan ‘Most Cyber-Secure’

February 07, 2019 / Michael Hill

A new study from Comparitech has named Algeria the ‘least cyber-secure’ nation in the world, whilst Japan has been ranked the ‘most cyber-secure.’ The information, tools and comparisons provider studied 60 countries to gauge their ability to meet seven key criteria: The percentage of mobiles infected with malware. The percentage of computers infected with malware. The number of financial malware attacks. The percentage of telnet attacks (by originating country). The percentage of attacks by crypto-miners. The best-prepared countries for cyber-attacks. The countries with the most up-to-date legislation. In a blog post on its website, Comparitech explained that, for each criterion, countries were given a point based on where they ranked between the highest-ranking and lowest-ranking countries. Countries with the least cyber-secure scores were given 100 points, while countries with the most cyber-secure scores were allocated zero points. All of the countries in bet...