China displaces Britain as botnet epicentre

The world's most populous country accounted for 26 per cent of the world's bot infected computers, a higher density than any other country. Beijing was the city with the most bot infected computers in the world, accounting for just over five per cent of the worldwide total, according to the latest edition of security firm Symantec's twice yearly Internet Security Threat Report.

During the second half of 2006 period, Symantec observed an average of 21,707 new active bot-infected computers per day in the EMEA region. More than 2.3 million bot-infected computers in the region were identified as being active at any one time, a 130 per cent increase from the 1m seen during the first half of 2006. China displaces Britain as botnet epicentre | Channel Register

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