Vietnam Produced Maximum Spam in November 2009
According to the Network Box e-threat analysis, Vietnam accounted for over 10% of the global spam. In the month of November 2009, malware threat levels remained higher with Vietnam taking the number one place from last month's topper, Brazil.
The level of spam coming from Vietnam rose by 3.4%, pushing Brazil to the second place (spam creation in Brazil dropped to 8.3% since October 2009). Korea was at third position on the list, witnessing a rise in spam production of 1.5% to 7.07%.
As far as computer viruses are concerned, Brazil, the US and Korea dominated the virus list as the leading three sources of viruses. The level of Brazil in terms virus production remained static at 14%, while the US witnessed an increase of 2.4% compared to October 2009 and Korea recorded a rise of 1.7%.
India sustained its position of major virus source, with 4.16% came from the sub continent. The UK marked its entry to the virus list by contributing 2.7% of worldwide virus production.
Besides, Network Box's analysis of web threats for November 2009 indicates an increase of 3% in phishing attacks worldwide, touching 28.3% but the level could not reach near its September peak of 33.3%.
Internet Security Analyst at Network Box, Simon Heron, states that in November 2009, they observed lesser malware attacks from the conventional top sources like the US and China, as per the news by NETWORK BOX on December 2, 2009.
Heron adds that they noticed the effect of diffusion of malware creation in the emergence of Vietnam as the number one source of spam. The speed at which spam production centers are made, used and closed down again is hard to contain.
Therefore, the security experts said that although they had developed stringent measures to trace the spam production centers, they believed a number of other measures could be taken to defend end user. There is an urgent need of international effort from officials to educate end user and cooperate in the field of policing and enforcement of malware production.
Related article: Vietnam – Nearly 4,000 New Computer Viruses Detected in October 2008
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