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Hackers find 'Ideal testing ground' for attacks: developing countries

While US firms employ multiple security products as defensive measures, companies elsewhere do not

Sheera Frenkel | NYT 

The attack had the hallmarks of something researchers had dreaded for years: malicious software using artificial intelligence that could lead to a new digital arms race in which AI-driven defences battled AI-driven offences while humans watched from the sidelines. But what was not as widely predicted was that one of the earliest instances of that sort of malware was found in India, not in a sophisticated British banking system or a government network in the United States. Security researchers are increasingly looking in countries outside the West to discover the newest, most ...

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First Published: Wed, July 05 2017. 12:08 IST