Beijing is the malware capital of the world

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 10 2007 @ 11:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Security firm Network Box claims that 40 percent of all malicious software worldwide originates from Beijing, China.
According to a press release Network Box said that the figure had nearly doubled since May.

The next worse in the Malware stakes was Wattleup, Australia, which manages to create 3.7 percent of the world's spam despite having a population of only 1382. Madrid in Spain manages 2.5 percent.

The percentage is calculated from event logs transmitted by about 700 customers using Network Box's security appliance

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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