[ISN] Russia named world˘s third-biggest internet spam source

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2012 09:00:21 -0500 (CDT)

By Maksim Bogodvid
RIA Novosti
May 3, 2012

Russia has climbed up the global spam rating and now ranks third 
internationally and first in Europe, according to Symantec’s Internet 
Security Threat Report.

The country’s ever-increasing hacker activity also took Russia up to 
sixth place in the global Internet malware activity rating. Last year, 
the country was tenth. Among the top five are the US, China, India, 
Brazil, and Germany.

Among the most infected Internet areas are blogs and social networks 
(19.2 per cent), personal websites (15.6 per cent), business and 
economic websites (10 per cent), music and entertainment portals (3.8 
per cent), and porn websites (2.4 per cent).

This year, Russian hackers have already grabbed second place in the 
global cyber-crime market, pocketing about $4.5 billion in 2011. The 
figure is almost twice that of the previous year, according to a study 
prepared by Group IB.


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