U.S. top malware nation

U.S. hackers account for more malware, spam and phishing attacks than those in any other nation, new research has claimed.

According to the April MessageLabs Intelligence Report , the U.S. hosted 18.1 percent of the world's compromised (zombie) computers in the first quarter of 2006, although this figure was down substantially from a previous high of 44 percent in the second quarter of 2005.

"The growing trend of more targeted attacks was something we started to see in 2005, and we're continuing to see it gain momentum and also increase in sophistication. We are now also seeing this targeting move into other categories, such as with the increase in spear-phishing," said Mark Sunner, chief technology officer, MessageLabs. News - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK

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