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2 Million Pcs In The U.s. Infected With Botnet Malware

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I thought the Immunet Forum Community might find this CNET article interesting regarding botnet malware infesting the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft: Over 2 million U.S. PCs infected with botnet malware So it should come as no surprise that the United States has the dubious honor of being the country that sends out the most spam as well. And here I thought it was Nigeria telling me I won the lottery for $1,000,000. LOL...

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I thought the Immunet Forum Community might find this CNET article interesting regarding botnet malware infesting the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft: Over 2 million U.S. PCs infected with botnet malware So it should come as no surprise that the United States has the dubious honor of being the country that sends out the most spam as well. And here I thought it was Nigeria telling me I won the lottery for $1,000,000. LOL...

 

Hi Ritchie,

 

Thanks for posting this link. As disturbing as 2 million bot-infected PCs being infected sounds, I actually think that number sounds pretty low (I'm planning an upcoming series of blog posts on some of the threat data we're seeing and will elaborate when those are up). We've also definitely found that a tremendous amount of malicious activity does have its origins in the United States. This typically represents the origin of the attack rather than the origin of the attacker. For example, an attacker in a different country might launch an attack using a machine that is located in the US. I believe that the reason for the popularity of the US in this capacity is its fairly extensive broadband infrastructure and the number of users who are online. As other countries continue to become more Internet savvy, I would definitely expect the dynamics to change.

 

Zulfikar

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That's a good point you made Zulfikar. An infected computer can be controlled by an attacker located in another country. Eternal vigilance is the price we must pay to (hopefully) keep one step ahead of the bad guys. If you read some of my other posts you will see that I like to keep abreast of security related issues and look forward to your future posts. So keep up the great work Zilfikar. Best wishes, ritchie58

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