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Most cyber attacks in Mexico are virus related

Cancun, Q.R. — The scientific and cybersecurity division of the Federal Police says that last year, they successfully neutralized thousands of threats on the Internet.

Luis Fuentes, an inspector with the cybersecurity division of the Federal Police, says that during 2016, their organization detected 150,000 cyber attacks of which 60 percent were meant to spread computer viruses.

The announcement was made during a recent event at the Technology Park of Cancun where he says, Mexico is plagued with viruses that specialize in hijacking user information. He noted that the best defence for companies is through internal training, and with individuals, to exercise extreme caution when online.

He says the best way to avoid becoming a victim is to not open suspicious emails or share personal information. He also says people should never reveal or share passwords.

The United States takes first place for the country with the most cybercrime followed by China, while Mexico comes in 17th place.