US leads the world in numbers of Windows PC’s that are part of botnet. More than 2.2 million US PCs were found to be part of botnet. Brazil had the second highest level of infections at 550,000.
Infections were highest in South Korea where 14.6 out of every 1000 machines were found to be enrolled in botnets
Key Findings Current Threat Overview
The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is a comprehensive evaluation of the evolving threat landscape and trends. The information can help you make sound risk-management decisions and identify potential adjustments to your security posture. Data is received from more than 600 million systems worldwide and internet services.
Volume 9 of the Security Intelligence Report covers the first half of 2010 (January 1 - June 30)
and is divided into five sections:
- Featured Intelligence for Volume 9 focuses on botnets and how to combat the threat.
- Key Findings reveals data and trends analysis captured by Microsoft security analysts.
- Reference Guide provides definitions for discussion points covered in the Key Findings.
- Managing Risk recommends techniques to protect your organization, software, and people.
- Global Threat Assessment looks at botnet and malware infection rates worldwide.
- Infection rates for Windows 7 are lower than its desktop predecessors.
- Most attackers use social engineering techniques to trick you into installing malware.
- Stolen equipment remains the most frequent type of security breach incident.