Posted March 12, 2008
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 Malware: Software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems..
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: