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USA, the Greatest Malware Generator, Reports Kaspersky

In its Q2-2011 security report, Kaspersky Lab the computer security firm highlights that almost 90% of the Internet sites that are utilized for disseminating malware belong to ten countries wherein USA ranks No.1. CRB Security published this on August 12, 2011.

Moreover, to figure out the territorial region from where each attack originated, every domain's real IP address was compared with the related domain name, as well as the GEOIP (geographical location of the IP address) identified.

The security firm Kaspersky said that among the ten worst countries spewing malicious programs, USA at 28.53% and Russia at 15.99% ranked No.1 and 2 respectively. Holland was first among the countries mitigating the aggregate number of malware-harboring websites and it had experienced a 4.3% drop reaching 7.57% from Q1-2011.

Another country witnessing a drop within the aggregate number of malware-harboring websites was China whose contribution had fallen an additional 2% to 5.6%. Although 2-yrs back most malware appeared from Chinese harboring websites, such websites were currently slowly fading as was evident from lower numbers of detection by AV programs, Kaspersky revealed.

Kaspersky also revealed that the most dangerous activity online continued to be navigation on the Web, while the most often spotted malware at the rate of 65.44% across the Web were malevolent URLs, which delivered attack toolkits, ransomware Trojans, bots, etc.

Moreover, the security company further disclosed the Top Ten countries which were most endangered with spreading infection online. These, it grouped into 2 separate classes, with the erstwhile Soviet Republics forming the first classification. The nations within that classification had different fake software prevailing, including the Hoax.Win32.ArchSMS malicious program, which targeted premium-rate numbers with text messages, thus yielding cash for the online crooks.

As for the 2nd classification, the countries included were Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Kuwait, Oman and Iraq, with Oman being the country most endangered with infection, as 50% of the total PCs watched there were hit in Q2-2011.

Eventually according to Kaspersky, the 5 nations where the infection rates were the lowest included Japan, Germany, Denmark, Luxembourg, and Switzerland having 8.2%, 9.4%, 9.7%, 10% and 10.3% respectively of distinct end-users infected.

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