Kaspersky Lab Reports Almost Half Of Digital Pollution On The Internet Originates From China, USA and Russian Federation

07 May 2010
Virus News

Kaspersky Lab today reports that the USA, China and the Russian Federation contributed 49% of all web-based threats reported in April 2010. The results were as follows:

  • China - 22%
  • Russian Federation - 17%
  • USA - 10%
  • India - 4%
  • Spain - 3%
  • UK – 3%
  • France – 2%
  • Germany – 4%
  • Ukraine – 3%
  • Italy – 3%
  • Other – 29%

David Emm, a member of the Global Research and Analysis Team at Kaspersky Lab, provides insight into the geographic spread of digital pollution: "It is interesting to note that specific geographic regions specialise in different forms of malware. For example, Russia is a hotbed of botnet activity, whilst many of the banking Trojans originate from Latin America. Meanwhile, China specialises in gaming malware."

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