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I am just seeing the summary data discovered by our malware crawlers during February. Sites hosted in the United States represent 52% of all the sites we detected distributing malwareMalware: A generic term for a software that is designed to disable or otherwise damage computers, networks and computer systems LookingGlass Cyber (n) - another type of cold that can destroy a computer by latching on to destroy other programs..

It’s important to note that just because the sites are hosted in the United States doesn’t mean they all represent the actions of U.S.-based individuals. It’s probably fair to assume that a significant portion of the site we discovered in February were:

  • Legimate sites that have been compromised by criminals
  • Web 2.0-enabled sites that have enabled criminals to inject malicious code
  • Sites created abroad and hosted through U.S.-based service providers

Here is the latest breakout:

Country Percentage
UNITED STATES 52%
CANADA 11%
GERMANY 9%
FRANCE 5%
JAPAN 4%
NETHERLANDS 4%
UNITED KINGDOM 3%
ITALY 2%
UNKNOWN 2%
All OTHERS 8%

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