India has emerged as the 5th highest country witnessing infections via DNS Hijacks, latest F-Secure Threat Round up Report 2015 revealed.
The report details the trends and events in global cyber threats that hit consumers and companies last year.
F-Secure noted that a significant spike in these hijacks was observed during the spring and summer months of 2015, specifically April through August. These attacks changed the default DNS configuration in order to manipulate Internet traffic.
The majority of the observed hijacks in 2015 occurred in Italy and Poland, followed by Egypt, Sweden, and India.
F-Secure said that the basic aim of the DNS hijacks is to alter the domain name system (DNS) configurations of their targets in order to monitor or manipulate Internet traffic.
It pointed out that security flaws such as weak passwords, software vulnerabilities, or malware can lead to these DNS hijacks.