Asia scores high for malware

Statistics from anti-virus firm Sophos have shown three Asian countries are amongst the world’s top 10 top malware hosting countries.

ChinaSouth Korea and Thailand represented a combined total of 17.2 percent of the world’s malware, an accolade that is nothing to be proud of. Malware is responsible for passing computer viruses and infections to innocent computer users who visit an infected website.

The US topped the overall global list with 37.4 percent, with Russia placed second (12.8 percent) while China, in third, ranked highest in Asia with 11.2 percent of the world’s malware.

South Korea scored 2.8 percent (sixth place overall) while Thailand (eighth) is responsible for hosting 2 percent of the world’s malware.

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