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2010 Had China, Taiwan and Thailand as Most Contaminated Nations

In its 2010 Annual Security Report, anti-malware laboratory PandaLabs reveals that the year has been very interesting so far as cyber-activism, cyber-war and cyber-crime are concerned.

Highlights the report, China, Taiwan and Thailand were the countries encountering the maximum number of infections. Moreover, as per statistics, the Top Twenty countries listed had more than 45% of scanned PCs contaminated, with the rate in Thailand being nearly 70%, in China slightly more than 60% and in Taiwan a little less than 60%.

Following them were the countries Latvia and Ukraine both at above 50%. Actually, the foremost 11 nations on the Top Twenty List were all at more than 50% of scanned PCs infected.

Together the listed countries are Thailand, China, Latvia, Taiwan Ukraine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Bolivia, Israel, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Turkey, Poland, Brazil, Slovenia, Argentina, Spain, France, Italy and Ecuador.

Meanwhile, a comparison of the 2010 list with that of 2009 shows the ranking as considerably different. Taiwan, which was first among the top 20 countries, had fallen behind Thailand and China, while countries like Poland, Colombia, Spain and Argentina had fallen to the bottom or still, vanished from the list. Further, countries such as France or Italy experienced a drop in their infection rates, whereas Portugal, UK and Sweden simply exited from the list.

Additionally, the infection techniques applied during 2010 included placing rogue websites through BHSEO tactics, exploiting 0-day flaws, and abusing social-networking websites.

Moreover, PandaLabs reports that cyber-criminals, during 2010, designed as well as disseminated 33% of the entire volume of prevailing worms, developing 34% of the total malicious software, which had hitherto prevailed and which PandaLabs has classified.

State the security specialists that in 2010, albeit cyber-crime had been a continuing affair since several years, cyber-war turned out to be immensely aggressive within the e-threat scenario.

Apparently, the situation is threatening from the perspective of worldwide e-threat. Still people mustn't deter from utilizing the Internet for all the good things like shopping or banking online, surfing on social-networking websites, or doing other useful activities. Only, they must remember maintaining standard security viz. by loading and running anti-virus software.

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