Sophos: US is the number one malware host in 2008

The Security Threat Report 2009 was just published by Sophos, the UK-based IT security and control firm, which examined the cybercrime trend over the last twelve months, and predicted the emerging cybercrime trends for 2009.

According to the report, the top malware-hosting countries in 2008 are:

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As an evidence of this, when an American Internet company, accused of collaborating with spammers and hackers, was disconnected from the net in November, the level of spam staggered down 75 percent.

Sophos does not expect to see these assaults diminish in 2009, as economies begin to enter recession and warns individuals and businesses to be on guard against Malicious Internet attacks with up-to-date anti-virus software, security patches and firewalls.

View: Sophos Secuirty Threat Report

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