BLOGS: UK producing more internet viruses as Russian levels decline
Simon Heron reports on the latest issue of the Network Box threat statistics (May 2010). In particular he highlights the growth of virus from UK sources:
This growth in the UK suggests that end users in the UK are not being careful and either visiting malicious sites or running executable attachments to their emails. It also suggests that they are not installing good anti-virus software which is probably the most vital step in defending themselves. It should be kept in mind that if a computer is sending out viruses, it is ‘owned’ by the hacker who is running the virus and may also be running software to find passwords and credit card details.