China: Better at censoring blogs than malware

Security research firm Sophos has just released new malware statistics. For the first time, China tops the list of countries hosting malware infected web sites. That honor has traditionally gone to the US, which was the leader in 2006, but China has now pulled ahead with 35.6 percent of all infected sites.

As Internet activity and economic growth skyrockets in China, the country is quickly becoming a malware powerhouse. An earlier Sophos report claimed that 30 percent of all malware written in 2006 originated from China, with 17 percent of that 30 percent devoted to stealing the passwords of online gamers. This stands in contrast to Brazil, where malware authors were mostly interested in gathering online banking information rather than games logins. China: Better at censoring blogs than malware

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 10th April 2007 1:50AM