U.S. Is Leading Malware-Hosting Nation
The country hosted 44 percent of all malware detected by Solutionary in Q4 2013.
According to Solutionary's Security Engineering Research Team (SERT) Quarterly Threat Intelligence Report for Q4 2013, the United States was the leading malware-hosting nation in the fourth quarter of last year, hosting 44 percent of all malware.
The U.S. hosted five times more malware than the second-leading malware-hosting nation, Germany, which was responsible for 9 percent of all malware in Q4 2013.
"We aren’t just talking about foreign espionage campaigns, APTs and breaches; many of these malicious activities are taking place within U.S. borders," Solutionary SERT director of research Rob Kraus said in a statement. "Malware and, more specifically, its distributors are utilizing the technologies and services that make processes, application deployment and website creation easier."
The full report is available here.
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