When it comes to powerful cyber-attacks such as WannaCry or GoldenEye it’s important to ensure the necessary protection
The National Exposure Index from Rapid7 exposes an annual report about internet safety and includes 183 countries.
The experts publish the worrying list after analyzing open ports, the performance of protocols like HTTPS or SSH, and the exposure level to cyber-attacks.
The 2017 ranking of the world’s most vulnerable countries when it comes to cyber-attacks starts with Zimbabwe, which has 54.71% of unencrypted internet connections.
Zimbabwe – 57.71% unlinked connections; 7.672 knots;
Hong Kong – 63.40% unencrypted connections 701,562 nodes;
Samoa – 67.99% unencrypted connections 786 nodes;
Congo – 95.37% non-encrypted connections 25,314 nodes;
Tajikistan – 69.67% unencrypted connections 2,901 nodes;
Romania – 66.60% unencrypted connections; 353,839 nodes;
Ireland – 53.49% non-encrypted connections; 685,713 nodes;
Lithuania – 63.60% unencrypted connections; 72,720 nodes;
Australia – 52.24% unencrypted connections 738,989 knots;
Estonia – 61.61% unencrypted connections; 43,462 knots;
The full report and the interactive map can be analyzed in detail here.
This report should raise some real concerns in terms of internet safety, especially when it comes to massive IT attacks.
The new ransomware attacks, which occurred in recent months on the Internet, no longer needed action from the user and they managed to propagate themselves on the Internet from one computer to another, which is crazy.