It may be difficult to imagine, but emerging cyber-crime markets can be just as lucrative an opportunity for cybercriminals as those in the developed world. These remote areas have been slow to get online, but malicious actors have already stepped in to take advantage of the lack of security awareness in these populations. In the World Economic Forum’s “Global Risks 2015” report, cyber-attacks were ranked alongside unemployment and climate change as one of the top 10 most significant risks worldwide.
“Cyber-security is a critical issue, and as companies become more global they leave a digital footprint that can make them accessible to anyone from anywhere,” said a 2014–2015 Cushman & Wakefield report on emerging market conditions.
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