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U.S. malware share rising, Amazon service No.1 in hosting it

Ellen Messmer | July 16, 2014
In its quarterly report on global malware distribution and threats, security firm Solutionary Tuesday said that 56% of the malware it captured via sensors and other means was hosted in the U.S.-- a 12% increase from six months ago -- and about half of the malware overall appeared to originate at 10 Internet service and hosting providers.

Unlike the U.S. where malware on ISPs and hosting providers is said to have risen, a few countries saw their share of malware drop.

The Russian Federation, for example, dropped from 7% to 3%, Germany went from 9% to 7% and The Netherlands from 7% to 3%. France, however, saw its share rise, according to Solutionary, from 4% to 7%, putting it at No.2 on the Top 10 list. It also notes that unexpectedly, the Virgins Islands suddenly rose to No.5 on the list with 5% of total worldwide hosted malware.

 

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