Factors Affecting Malware Attacks: An Empirical Analysis

  • Ajay Kumar School of Business Studies, Sharda University, Gr, Noida & Delivery Project Executive (IBM India Limited), U.P., India
  • Nishikant Ojha Associate Professor, School of Business Studies, Sharda University, Gr, Noida, U.P., India
  • Nishit Kumar Srivastava Assistant Professor, Operations and IT department, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, India
Keywords: malware attacks, issues in malware attacks


It has been well proved that malware attacks results in a loss of wealth and security to individuals and organizations. So, it is of utmost importance to understand that how a person or an organization becomes a victim of malware attacks. To understand the issues affecting malware attacks an empirical analysis was
carried out. Firstly, factors affecting malware attacks were identified and a model was proposed, subsequently SEM (Structural Equation Modeling) was carried out to validate the proposed model and finally, regression analysis was used to establish the importance of the identified factors.