Top 10 Most Malicious Countries for Cyberthreats; May 2019

Brazil, China, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, Viet Nam are expected to be the ten most prevalent countries involved with cyber security threats for May 2019.

The countries above are given in alphabetical order, not by threat level.

China, Russia, Ukraine top our list with Brazil rapidly rising into the top four. The cyberthreats originating from our top ten are as different as the countries themselves. China, Russia and Ukraine appear to be active in a wide variety of hack attempts, including root kits, ransomware, brute force attacks and a wide variety of malware.

Attacks from Brazil, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Thailand and Viet Nam are primarily against email servers including high volume spammers and a smattering of other threats.

Country IP Blocks strongly suggests taking control of your network assets to eliminate or at least mitigate many of these threats. For example, if you are not doing business with any of the above countries, why allow them access into your network? Consider blocking them using a Country IP Blocks Access Control List. Those who purchase a license get access control list data updated every four hours.

You may not be able to predict all incoming threats. But you can drastically reduce the level of malicious attacks, spam, ransomware and other threats by limiting traffic to countries where you do business.