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Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – As many as 2,470 cyber attack cases were reported in Malaysia in the first quarter of this year, up 42 percent compared to the previous quarter, according to CyberSecurity Malaysia.

Malicious codes were the fastest growing type of attack.

Ransomware infects a computer through several ways, including via spam emails and online ads which the user clicks or opens.

Once infected, the computer is locked and a ransom is demanded typically in the range of 100 USD to 500 USD and payment is sometimes required using the digital currency Bitcoin.

The security agency advises victims not to pay ransom. It also provides hotlines to help users overcome cyber attack incidents.-VNA