A recent report by Microworld unveils some interesting points about malware on the web. The report states that 41 percent of all malware found on sites are hosted in the US. The least infected countries on the other hand are Canada, Romania, Spain, Turkey and Taiwan. As companies continue to use the power of cloud, hackers too seem to have targetted these services. This shows as Amazon’s S3 storage service was used to distribute trojans. The report states that two major sites – New York Times and Gizmodo were attacked this past year. South Korea has seen a rising amount of malware and countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom were the next most affected by malware after the United States.

Lot of money being lost to cybercrime

Lot of money being lost to cybercrime

Some estimates on the losses incurred were also emphasised. For example, the world lost some $114 billion to cybercrime, out of which India lost some $7.6 billion. Of all the crimes that took place, only 21 percent of them were reported to officials. There’s also an increasing trend of cybercriminals using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin to phish user information. The speed of these attacks is what makes it very hard to stop. An estimated $30 billion is being spent worldwide by companies on securing their infrastructure. 

Publish date: October 6, 2011 12:07 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:39 pm

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