37% of financial malware attacks in Oman targeted corporate users

According to Kaspersky, a global cybersecurity firm, Oman experienced 2,482 financial malware attacks in the first half of 2021, with 37.5 percent of these attacks aimed at the Sultanate’s corporate users.

‘Although Kaspersky’s research shows that the overall number of financial malware attacks in Oman decreased in the first half of 2021 compared to the same period last year, 37.5 percent of the 2 482 attacks recorded in the country targeted corporate users, which is cause for concern,’ Kaspersky said in a press release.

According to Kaspersky, as more workers operate outside the relative protection of the corporate network, Oman’s businesses have grown vulnerable to financial malware. The normalization of a dispersed workforce makes securing the personal endpoint devices of workers who need to access back-end systems to continue performing their job tasks all the more important.

In addition to protecting these devices, Kaspersky noted that staff cybersecurity training is a critical component in defending against the rising plague of financial malware that utilizes phishing methods to target specific users.