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Thailand, China & Indonesia top places in world for dangerous malware infections. 20% chance of infection in 3 months in Thailand. 

According to a security study, Thailand is the third riskiest country in which to access the internet.

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Thailand ranked third in cyber threats

13/12/2012
BangkokPost.com

Southeast Asia is the world's most dangerous internet-surfing region and Thailand is the third most-dangerous base for accessing the web, according to a worldwide study released Thursday.

According to a security study, Thailand is the third riskiest country in which to access the internet.

The US technology publication eWeek reported that research by internet security firms showed that Thai web users have a 20.8 per cent risk of being attacked or becoming infected with some sort of malware.

Only Indonesia, with a 23.5 per cent cyber-risk factor, and China with 21.3 per cent ranked higher than Thailand.

East and Southeast Asian countries took seven of the top 10 "most dangerous" spots to access the worldwide web and the internet, the study said.

According to the studies, web users in Thailand have "a greater than one-in-five chance of encountering malware each quarter" of the year.

Thailand has become well known to security researchers for more than a year, the study said. In April, 2011, PandaLabs ranked Thailand as No 2 among "most infected countries", and estimated that two-thirds of all internet users in the country were infected by some sort of malicious software.

The study cited by eWeek did not break down types of threats except in Indonesia, where internet users are subjected to widespread Trojan horses, software applications infected with malware that are then sold online.

The Security Threat Report 2013 was released Thursday by Sophos. It ranked Norway, Sweden and Japan as the safest countries to access the internet, all with infection and attack rates under three per cent.

The top 10 riskiest countries for malware and botnets, according to the security study are:

1. Indonesia
2. China
3. Thailand
4. Philippines
5. Malaysia
6. India
7. Mexico
8. UAE
9. Taiwan
10. Hong Kong

(Source: Bangkok Post, Thailand ranked third in cyber threats, 13/12/2012, BangkokPost.com, link


Computer Security Vocabulary

computer security -
keeping computers and the data on them safe and free from harm ความปลอดภัยในระบบคอมพิวเตอร์ (See Wikipedia)

security
- the need to provide safety from attack, harm or damage ความปลอดภัย ความมั่นคง

research - 
carefully looking at (studying) some area or subject in detail to find out and discover new facts วิจัย, การศึกษาค้นคว้า, การค้นคว้าเพื่อหาข้อมูลอย่างถี่ถ้วนตามหลักวิชา (See Wikipedia)
a study -
a research project  โครงการ การวิจัย

a security study
a worldwide security study

firm -
company บริษัท
security firms
internet security firms

research by internet security firms
security research

malware - software that is used to damage or destroy information on a computer (See Wikipedia)
software applications infected with malware

encounter -
to meet or experience something in work or life; to come against
encounter problem -
meet something bad in work or life (a problem you have to deal with and solve)
encountering malware

Trojan horses -
a computer program that seems good and helpful but actually causes damage and harm (See Wikipedia)

rank - the level, position or order of things or people according to their size, importance, value, etc, grade, tier ระดับ (มาตรฐาน, คุณภาพ),  ระดับชั้น
ranked third

cyber - related to the internet and computers
threat - a danger อันตราย, ภัยอันตราย, เตือนภัย  อันตราย
cyber threats - internet dangers, dangerous things for computers on the internet

Thailand ranked third in cyber threats

surfing - looking at things one after another to find something interesting (on the internet or TV, for example)
internet-surfing

Southeast Asia is the world's most dangerous internet-surfing region

access - the right or opportunity to have or use something ได้รับสิทธิ์หรือโอกาสในการใช้
access the internet
accessing the web

base - a place from where an activity can be planned and done ฐานที่มั่น
base for accessing the web
Thailand is the third most-dangerous base for accessing the web

released - made available to the public
...., according to a worldwide study released Thursday

According to a security study, ....

risk (noun) - danger; the possibility that something dangerous or unpleasant might happen ความเสี่ยง, อันตราย
risky (adjective) - dangerous
riskiest (adjective) - the most risky; the most dangerous
the third riskiest

the top 10 riskiest countries for malware and botnets
Thailand is the third riskiest country in which to access the internet

infected - having a disease transmitted from someone else ซึ่งติดเชื้อ
infected with malware

attack -
 การโจมตี
attacked
with malware

kind
- ชนิด
some sort -
some kind บางชนิด
some sort of malware

Thai web users have a 20.8 per cent risk of being attacked or becoming infected with some sort of malware.

malicious - wanting to hurt people and cause harm and damage, unkind มุ่งร้าย
malicious software
infected by some sort of malicious software

factor - a fact or situation which influences the result of something ปัจจัย
risk factor - something that is associated with or shows there is more risk and danger (See Wikipedia)

cyber-risk factor -
one of the things that cause danger
only Indonesia, with a 23.5 per cent cyber-risk factor, and China with 21.3 per cent ranked higher than Thailand.

a spot - a place
most dangerous spots to access the worldwide web

chance  - the possibility or probablity of something happening
a greater than one-in-five chance of  ... - greater than 20% possibility of ...

quarter - three months of the year 
quarter of the year

According to the studies, web users in Thailand have "a greater than one-in-five chance of encountering malware each quarter" of the year

cited - mentioned (to support a point you are making or arguing) กล่าวถึง
cited by

break down -
divide or arrange things into different groups or kinds; classify; categorize; sort out แยกประเภท, คัดเป็นหมวดหมู่ แยกแยะ, จัดหมวดหมู่,  จัดกลุ่ม, จัดประเภท
break down types of threats

online
- connected to the internet
sold online

widespread - happening or existing in many places, or affecting many people อย่างแพร่หลาย
widespread Trojan horses

The study cited by eWeek did not break down types of threats except in Indonesia, where internet users are subjected to widespread Trojan horses, software applications infected with malware that are then sold online.

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