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UK Sees Significant Malware Websites Reduction

Posted: 22nd Apr, 2008 By: MarkJ
Sophos reports that the global proportion of UK websites containing malicious software (malware) has shrunk from 3% during Q1-2007 to just 1.1% in Q1-2008. Unfortunately the global outlook isn't so positive, with Sophos blocking one new infected webpage every 5 seconds, compared with one every 14 seconds last year.

The US in particular has experienced unprecedented growth, from hosting less than 25% of all infected pages overall in 2007, to 42% in 2008. The top ten countries hosting web-based malware in Q1-2008 were as follows:

  1. United States 42.0%

  2. China 30.1%

  3. Russia 10.3%

  4. Germany 2.2%

  5. Ukraine 1.7%

  6. Turkey 1.6%

  7. United Kingdom 1.1%

  8. Thailand 1.0%

  9. Czech Republic 0.9%

  10. Canada 0.7%
http://www.sophos.com
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