Malware Capital of the World is Shaoxing, China

Monday Mar 29th 2010 by Staff

A new report from security provider Symantec says that last month 30 percent of all malicious attacks originated in China — a full 21.3 percent of those from Shaoxing.

ZDNet: According to a new report from security firm Symantec, more malicious attacks come from China than from any other location. In fact, 30 percent of cyberattacks originated in the People's Republic, and the city of Shaoxing accounts for 21.3 percent on its own.

Other key findings from the March 2010 MessageLabs Intelligence Report include the following:

  • The most common file types attached to all malicious emails were .XLS and .DOC.
  • The most dangerous file type was encrypted .RAR files.
  • At 95.7 percent, Hungary was the most spammed country in March 2010.
  • At 1 in 90.9 emails, Taiwan was the most targeted country for email-borne malware in March.
  • At 1 in 254.8 e-mails, Britain was the most active country for phishing attacks in March.
  • 14.9 percent of all web-based malware intercepted was new in March.
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