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US Leads the World In Malware Creation

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by temi, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Symantec says that China, Russia, and the other developing countries usually blamed for the increasing amount of malware are not the biggest culprits. The security software company released a report (PDF) claiming that the US leads the world in a number of malware categories, ranging from the 'amount of malicious activity originating from their networks' to 'underground economy servers.' Preston Gralla says the US lead should come as no surprise, considering the capitalist way of life and the high level of technical knowledge
    fulls story: Slashdot | US Leads the World In Malware Creation
  2. I didn't know that for sure, but I'm not suprised.
    Allow me a biological metaphor. Bacteria and viruses which attack certain organisms always appear in the same environment as their hosts.

    And US is basically the home of Windows. Enough said.

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