Thursday, January 1, 2009


US replaces China as top source of Internet attacks

"A year-end report by anti-virus firm Sophos has revealed that more malware is hosted on American websites and more spam is relayed from American computers than any other country.

"In fact, the Sophos Security Threat Report 2008 said that when an American Internet company, accused of collaborating with spammers and hackers, was disconnected from the Internet in November, there was a staggering 75 percent drop in spam.

"According to the report, the US hosted 37 percent of the world’s malware, usurping China, which was responsible for hosting over 50 percent of all web-based malware in 2007.

"The US also relays the most spam at 17.5 percent."

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