Countries with the most botnets
sean at donelan.com
Sat Jan 30 21:58:50 UTC 2010
On Wed, 27 Jan 2010, Steven Bellovin wrote:
> A colleague needs to know, along with citable sources if possible.
> Ideally - number of zombified PCs, percentage of zombified PCs, name of
> nation, source.
> Threat reports from symantec and macafee suggest the US leads, with
> China a very close second.
> Yes, we realize that answers will be imperfect.
Data is of course needed as a starting point. But does anyone have
anything to explain differences between countries, industries, some other
distinction, if any? Although we use terms from biology, i.e. infection,
virus, etc; bots aren't naturally occuring phenomena.
Or even in small communities, do universities have differences between
themselves? Resnets vs faculty? Engineering vs arts & sciences?
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