Where do Viruses in this world Come From?

According to a periodic analysis by Network Box,

The U.S. and Brazil continue to be the leaders in the spam and Virus arena.

The two countries continued with their output of spam and viruses through August, although levels have dropped slightly since July. An analysis of Internet threats in August 2009 shows that the volume of malware (software code designed to perform some malicious or bad intentioned action), which peaked in July (when volumes increased by 300 per cent), are down again at levels seen in June (around four viruses per customer, per hour). Spam is also down slightly, averaging around 90 spam e-mails per customer, per hour (from a peak of around 120 in May).

Who rules the world wrt virus roll outs?

The U.S. continues to dominate as the main source of the world's viruses, producing 15.9 per cent of all viruses; closely followed by Brazil, which produces 14.5 per cent (similar levels to last month's 14.1 per cent).

Who rules the spam World?


Here Brazil beats US. Brazil continues to be the biggest source of spam, producing 11.6 per cent of all spam, followed by the US at 8.6 per cent and South Korea at 7.2 per cent.

Who rules the world in Intrusion attacks?


South Korea remains the biggest source of intrusion attacks, at 17.3 per cent.

Network Box shares that the Phishing attacks also remain high, at 33 per cent of all viruses. Phishing means sending an e-mail that falsely claims to be from a particular enterprise (like your bank) and asking for sensitive financial information (a simple rule of thumb, to remain protected from phishing attacks is; don’t respond to anything which asks for money or information).This is down slightly from last month's 36.2 per cent, but still significantly higher than in June, when phishing attacks made up just five per cent of all viruses.

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