Canada Becomes Second-Largest Malware Source

May 12, 2011

Cyber-criminals appear to be on the move, switching from Chinese and Eastern European IP addresses in favour of Canadian ones, according to security researchers.

In contrast, Canada has a better “cyber-reputation” and traffic from those servers may be regarded with less suspicion. More malicious content is being hosted in Canada than ever. The number of phishing sites hosted on Canadian servers has more than quadrupled over the past year, making Canada the second-largest source of this kind of attack. Only Egypt had a greater growth rate in terms of sites hosting crimeware. The United States remained the biggest source of phishing attacks, but Canada was close behind, followed by Egypt, Germany and the United Kingdom.

SOURCE: eweekeurope


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