Fighting the next generation of cyber crime is going to take a major international effort and basic education of users if the bad guys are to be stopped from winning, according to Eugene Kaspersky.
The decline in the sector contributed to a 1.9% contraction in Brazil's GDP in April-June compared with the previous quarter.
The Central American country becomes the 13th Latin American nation to opt for this standard.
A look at the latest hires, promotions and appointments in the IT industry during the last week.
On average, the proportion of Latin American pendrive users who have suffered infection attempts is double that of internet users who have suffered online attacks, according to Kaspersky Lab's global research and analysis team.
BNamericas spoke to Juan Carlos García, Amazon's country manager for Mexico, about the Mexican e-commerce market.
Latin America was the worst-performing region for the company in Q2, with revenues down 15% year-on-year and falling 4% in constant currency.
The Chilean peso has depreciated more than 20% against the US dollar since last August and that is driving up the costs of products.